"Engineering isn't about perfect solutions; it's about doing the best you can with limited resources." - Randy Pausch
I have had Pausch's book, "The Last Lecture" for a while, but it's only been recently that I started reading it.
The lecture is available online, if you'd like to check it out.
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." -Randy Pausch
I've been thinking a lot, recently, about why I've been plateaued for so long and have even met with some setbacks. I've come to the conclusion that my thought process hasn't been in the right place. When I've been on Spark People and have encouraged others to find the internal motivation to drive them forward to pursue difficult goals, of late, I haven't been taking my own advice, and that needs to change.
If you've ever read the Parable of the Gold Coins, Luke 19:11-26 the general gist is that people are given different lots in life (i.e. coins/cards/talents what have you) and that it us up to us to decide what we do with them.
If you generalize this to our fitness program/journey, we all have different challenges/hurdles/impediments and have different starting points. We have the capacity to decide how we will progress, what gains we will see.
Of late, I've just been content to chug along, doing my maintenance type half hour workouts that are giving me an okay base fitness, but not really moving me towards my ultimate goals (that admittedly change and develop as I go along), and for me, that's just not adequate.
So here is to the realization that sometimes our comfort zones get so comfortable, we are loathe to push outside them, loathe to use the gains and progress we've met with to achieve more, achieve greater things. I was comfortable on the couch, and all I need to do is look at that pic from 2009 to see where that road led.
Time to get my paradigm right, to revitalize my thought process, and to truly, make it happen!
Oh, and check this out.