Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Importance of Taking Advantage of Opportunities When You Have The Chance.

Some backround

Over the past couple month or so I have been lifting heavy in the gym.  All was going well, I was hitting new PR's and feeling really good about it.  I did start to notice some minor jaw pain but nothing too serious and it went away pretty fast.  But about 2 weeks ago it started to get worse.  Now I don't know if my jaw pain is linked to lifting but the other day after working out my jaw didn't hurt until the day after, and the pain was pretty severe for the next couple days.  And I was lifting light for high reps.

That was the last time I worked out.  As I write this my jaw isn't too bad but I don't want to push it and end up worse off than I am.  My plan is to see what the doctor says when I go to get it checked out and hopefully be able to lift within the next week.
Luckily my jaw pain isn't super serious and life altering but it did bring me to the realization big time to take advantage of opportunities when you have the chance to.  I am thankful this is just a learning experience for me.
taking advantage of opportunities

Have you ever felt like doing something but when the time came to do it you were tired or didn't have energy?  This has happened to all of us, but for a second imagine you had the chance to do something and didn't just to end up the next day not able to do it.  You got into a car accident and ended up with a broken arm or leg, or worse even part of your spine, and you wouldn't be able to recover for over a year, if at all.  Chances are you would probably feel like you should've taken advantage of all the times you could've done what you wanted to do.  And sadly so many people only realize this after a catastrophe or on their death bed.  Myself, I wouldn't have barely even thought like this as much as I do now if my jaw didn't have pain.

I know this may sound pretty dark, but it is important to realize that most excuses are pretty ridiculous.  When you have the chance to live up to your dreams you should do it.  Nobody wants to look back at their life at 80 years old and think to themselves "I should've done everything differently".

Closing thoughts

I really hope reading this was as much as a wake up call for you, as it was for me.  Really start to think to yourself and realize what stupid excuses you are making right now for not tackling tasks you know you to to accomplish to get to the next level in life.  It can be very easy today to say that you are too tired or don't have energy, but down the line that choice, compounded can be one of the hardest things you could ever do.

Make the best of today,

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