Throughout the history of this blog, I’ve posted several inspirational stories, and I’ll continue adding more for as long as I host this site. One obvious reason for posting these stories is to motivate those who come across this page. I must confess however that I also post these stories for my own motivation.
And while I don’t actually need motivation from others to wake up each day and provide for my family, it is often nice (and useful) to put things into perspective. This morning my day started at 3AM. It’s now approaching 10PM. I’ve been working throughout the day. It has been one of those days if you know what I mean.
I’ve had moments today when I was tired and wasn’t in the best of moods. But then I came across the video below (along with this story)…
After watching Josh George’s story, I suddenly didn’t feel so tired. I snapped right out of the funk I had been in earlier today and ended up accomplishing a significant amount of work. I also put in a second workout this evening after having trained almost 12 hours earlier at the crack of dawn. I felt beastly in the gym tonight after feeling exhausted for much of the day.
Watching the Josh George story gave me the visual reminder that I needed to get on with the rest of the day. We all have good days and bad days, but often times our bad days are not as bad as we think (when living in the moment). This isn’t to say that our problems are not real, but simply a reminder that things could often be much worse, and we are often more fortunate than we realize.
As I mentioned above, there are times when it is useful to take a step back and put things into perspective. Today was one of those days for me.