TalkShowOnMute — 05 October 2009

In my recent thoughts I have questioned myself on many things, mainly my dedication to things I want in life, and my goal attainment potential…

It is…how should I say this….

Although there are many things I want to do, I never seem to set a static goal and go for it. Or if I do it is some temporal flux in the nexus of laziness and procrastination.

What I lack..is consistency…

So, I was googling this word, “consistency,” recently…simply because I have lacked it in my training, and other aspects in life,  and found some inspiration even in the simple definitions of the word…

First Definition:

“consistent – of a regularly occurring, dependable nature”

and this definition from a Unix program document…

“Resources must be left in a consistent state, even in the event of failure.”

These definitions basically describe exactly the mindset needed to achieve really any goal, regular, dependable and unaffected by failure.

But it is so much easier to say, or rather type out, than perform.

The reason that I bring this up is that, I feel that I often want things but never really go after them with all I have.  There’s nothing I want more in life than to go back to school, finish all my computer certifications, and work towards a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…the only one pertaining to this blog is the jiu jitsu goal…but  I ask myself…

What am I doing to make this happen?

Not enough.

A prime example is the rate at which I have progressed.  Although, belts and stripes are not the most important, they are a good charting of one’s progress. I earned my blue belt in around 6 months, then, through injury and pure laziness sometimes missing a month of training or a few months at the same time, I have finally managed to get my first stripe, after having the blue for a year already. 6 months to the belt, one year for one stripe.  That shows a serious lack of dedication…

I am determined to make it to jiu jitsu 3 times a week from now on, barring any serious injury or legitimate reason to miss.  None of that, it’s too cold, it’s too hot, my tummy hurts, it’s raining….none of that.

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.  Every week. No matter what.  And I’m starting this week.

Maybe this way I wont continue to be on the 10 year purple belt program. :)

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