Chapter Thirty Seven: Working Towards The Future

by Willie on August 7, 2017

in Daily, Fitness, Food, Goals, Running, Strength Training, Weight Loss

Saturday was my 37th birthday. Yep, I’m, indeed, an old man.

working towards the future

I go through every birthday and I don’t really take the time to reflect on the past year. I wanted to do that this year and every year moving forward. Just give perspective on what I’ve been doing and working towards something.

I’m 37 years old. I ain’t no spring chicken. 40 years old is just three years away. That’s insane to think about that but it’s coming. It’s always in the back of my mind.

Over the past year, I’ve had a child. I trained and attempted to run my third full marathon. I competed in my first strength and fitness competition. I’ve also lost 40 pounds.

That seems like a lot for one year but it’s not a lot for me. I want more for myself. I always do. That’s just how my DNA is.

I don’t want to go towards year 38 and really only achieve little goals. I want to hit those bigger goals that are always in the back of my mind but I’m too afraid to pursue them. I’m scared to fail and that’s no place to be if you want to achieve bigger things.

I spent a lot of time on Saturday and yesterday just thinking about where my life is right now and the directions it could possibly go. I could be content with my life as it is right now. Just being comfortable doing the same things day in and day out.

Then, there are many other paths that I could go down. Those paths are super hazy because I don’t know the end goals so I have no clue how to even start them. I haven’t really truly thought about what I want as an end goal. There are so many things that I could possibly want to do but I don’t know where they will end.

Realizing where I want to end up is what I ultimately need to think about. Then I can reverse engineer how to get to the end.

I’m sure you may be like me as well. You know you’re not 100% happy with your life at the moment and you know you want to change. You’re just not sure how.

I wish I had the answer for you. I wish I had the answer for myself.

I guess it ultimately comes down to trying things, see what sticks and going for what you absolutely want in life.

That’s what I’ve done with every iteration of losing weight. You could do the same for every other part of your life. I tried different things and saw what worked and what didn’t.

I think we all have to have some kind of goals set. Something to work towards. Otherwise, you get stuck. You get comfortable. Then you start to regret.

Regret is something that I never want to live with.

I’ll have to take a few more days to figure out what I want to do to get to my goals. I’m 37 years old now. I don’t want to be still trying to figure out direction when I’m 40 years old. I want to be headed in that direction before then.

What goals have you set for yourself for the next year?

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