Updated: Mar 26
People often ask me: “What did you eat this morning?” “How come you have so much energy?” or “Do you ever get tired?”
I answer honestly: There is nothing special about me. There is only one thing that I think I do differently from others — I practice the things that many people think are painful.
I have conditioned my brain to work toward the things that matter...
instead of trying to take the easy way. I know how rewarding the more difficult habits are compared to the ones that are easy.
When I had my 3 knee surgeries, I took only two Advil after surgeries. The reason is very simple: The narcotic that I took the first time getting out of the hospital made me nauseous, and gave me a headache, stomach ache and mental pain, making sleep difficult. Plus, these medications have other negative side effects. I preferred to just have the knee pain than take the pill.
Let me explain myself:
While the narcotic will get rid of my knee pain, the side effects are worse in the long run. I am trading pain for pain. To me sounds better to have knee pain than be nauseous, have headaches, stomach aches and mental pain. I usually I apply this in other areas of my life.
For example, if I don’t push hard while exercising: My body and mind will become weaker; I will start aging; I’ll become dependent on others; I won’t reach my goals; I’ll regret wasting my time; I’ll be average, and next time it will be easy to slack off again, starting a slide down the slope.
If I don’t eat healthily: I’ll have a greater likelihood of getting a disease; I’ll be tired and my body will feel heavy, and I won’t be able help others to eat healthily because I’ll gain weight and will be a poor role model.
My belief is that all these habits are painful...
However, I don’t want to be without energy when everything becomes hard; I don’t want to be sick, and I don’t want to be dependent; I don’t want to have the body that bad habits create; I don’t want to be useless; I don’t want to be distracted from my goals; I don’t want to have a lazy day when I say “This is difficult” or “I can’t do this.” That is real pain for me.
Now let’s find the logic:
I exercise and do my best even when it’s hard because: I want to be my best; I want to improve my psychology and accept that difficulties are only temporary; I want to be strong and independent; I want to help others, not need help because I’ve become useless due to my weaknesses; I want to be young; I want to achieve all my goals and leave a legacy for others to follow; I never want to regret; I want to look back and say, “I did my best”; and I want to challenge myself knowing that I can always do better.
I eat healthily because: I want to be aware; I want to be healthy; I want my body to look amazing; I want to feel light; and I want my body to get the best fuel ever (It is more important and more valuable than a Ferrari, Lamborghini, R8, Rolls Royce or any other luxury fast car). I need to take care of the vehicle I was given fro life.
Maybe these habits cause some discomfort when practiced...
But the pain is nothing compared to what bad habits bring.
It is not the pain that I look forward to: It’s the reward I get from the habits I practice. It might not be easy to practice good habits, but doing so may explain why I am reaching my goals, I have lots of energy and I am super happy..
I have a lot of energy because I take care of myself by practicing the habits that other think are painful.
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