Last night I did not want to work out. I sat in my car for 40 minutes trying to convince myself to go into the gym. I struggled through the workout and i REALLY did not want to do cardio after. I got on the elliptical and the first 3 minutes were hell. Every voice was yelling at me to get off, to go home, to quit, and that it was ok, every voice but one.
I asked that one voice, “what do I need to do to push through?”
The voice responded: “You need a distraction, something that will quiet your mind and engage your spirit.”
I replied: “Well no shit! What do you suggest? All these other voices are driving me nuts and telling me to go home.”
The voice responded (on my life, this is exactly what the voice said): “You NEED Rambo!”
I was a bit flabbergasted and taken aback, Rambo? Really?! I knew if I spent to much time questioning the voice then I would talk myself out of taking action. So I logged into youtube and turned on Rambo clips.
Before I knew it, I looked down and 21 minutes had passed. I could have gone much longer too.
During my dreams last night I heard the Rambo theme song.
The point is this:
In a sea of voices that try to tell us all the reasons why we shouldn’t or we can’t, there will often be one amongst the many that will tell you that you can and exactly how.
Seek out that voice and have a conversation with it.
Listen to its’ guidance even if what it says may seem odd or unconventional. Listen. Then act.
I would not have made it through the cardio without Rambo. I would not have made it past 3 minutes if I had not chosen to listen to the voice.
In life, there will always be “voices,” the ones we choose to listen to will determine the quality of our life. If you want more out of life, consider listening to a different voice.