Update - Cant see the forest for the trees

Hey all,

It's been a while. Before the last post it was a while before that too! But, we'll see if I can get some habits this year that give me some more time for writing and doing what I want to do outside of work.

Since I got back from Cambodia(which by the way was an awesome trip and is well over due for a post of its own), I've had a very busy six or so months. Works been intense and for a while it looked like I was going to be heading into a training role within the company, which would have been perfect for my goals. Although, it was pointed out to me the other day that such a role would involve more hours than I can afford, more driving than I can imagine and less results than I desire. All in all I think the concept is great but the execution needs some work. 

The whole time I've come back from overseas this is what I've been working toward. This is what I've wanted to do. And this is what I have thought would be the ideal approach to what I want to achieve. When it was pointed out to me that I may not in fact be the ideal person for the job that I was actually putting together, I realised. They were completely right.

I hate driving at the best of times, I like having my schedule set and worst of all. I can teach people till I'm blue in the face but I can never teach someone truly how to think like me.

So what is the point to this story?

Well, nutrition and training are much the same. When you are so closely looking at the minute points and micro managing every second of your day for food or micro managing your workout. You're not going to be happy with life. Worse than that, you may finally get to your goal and decide that it's not all that it's cracked up to be. If you have a well defined goal and that's what you want to get to, of course you should be focusing everything necessary to get there but just make sure that life doesn't suffer.

I want to write more, I want to train regularly, I want to see my family and friends. Finding that work life balance and having the same with diet and training should much be the same.

When you can't see the forest for the trees thats when we end up with regret.

Michael LaidlerComment