Changing Your Mindset on Training
CHANGING YOUR MINDSET ON TRAINING.
Training. It’s difficult to make yourself to go train. You’re putting your body through hell. Destroying muscle tissue, fatiguing yourself and depleting almost all of your energy. It’s difficult and challenging which is why most people don’t like it. Yet training is what will make you better. Training will make you faster, stronger, give you more confidence, and overall make you better.
Your body is what carries you around day to day. On a daily basis, your body is working to make cells, fight viruses, digest food, repair and build muscle tissue, and so much more. Your body is what keeps you alive. Your body protects you from all the harmful things you encounter on a day-to-day basis. Once something goes into your body, it can easily kill you. It would make sense to prevent such things from happening to you. To do this, you must train.
When you train, you’re improving yourself and protecting your body. As a result, your body builds new muscle tissue to repair damaged muscle tissue, which will make you stronger and faster. If you ever played an RPG (role playing game) before, I’m sure you’ve tried getting the best armor set in the game at some point, that way your character wouldn’t take as much damage and it would even make you stronger in some senses. I like to think of muscle as my armor. Muscle is extremely dense and makes it harder to penetrate. Now it won’t protect you from everything, but having more muscle will make your body tougher and harder. It will make you stronger and faster. Working out and training is practically maximizing your physical attributes as if you were playing something like Skyrim.
Training doesn’t just improve your physical attributes, but also your mental attributes. When you exercise, dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin are released, all of which make you feel good. Best of all, you’ll gain confidence. You’ll feel better about yourself and about your day. You will be more productive and willing to get more done.
Exercising is also a struggle. I believe that in the day and age we live in, we aren’t truly challenged enough. Most things are automated for us and and we complain about things that truly aren’t a big deal. Training is physical and mental challenge and when you overcome it, you feel accomplished. You’ll feel like you can take on anything.
MINDSET ON TRAINING
Personally, I see training as a way of being prepared and ready for anything. Training will help me survive and overcome external obstacles, whether those obstacles have to be overcome with brute force, speed, or a strong mentality. Training improves all those aspects. You will be better prepared physically and mentally in any situation. Instead of seeing exercise as something on your list of “things to get to” you should make it one of your priorities throughout the day. It will be the one thing to keep you going and keep you healthy and mentally prepared. Why wouldn’t you make it one of your main priorities?
As I stated in the beginning, training is difficult. I get that, which is why it’s very easy to avoid. However, it’s one thing that’ll keep your mind and body healthy.
I know finding time for training can be fairly difficult. Even though it may be difficult to make time for it, it doesn’t mean you should skip it altogether. Even if you just do 30 burpees, you’ll be in a better place than before you did the burpees. Personally, I take a note from Jocko Willink and get up at 4:30am to head to the gym and get my workout in. I don’t have too much time throughout the day to workout, so I make the time. If you really want to do something you’ll make the time for it. So go make time to go train.