the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
It seems like many accounts in my life relate to moderation in some way- whether its modest or a clear substantial amount. What im trying to get at is that moderation is major in accomplishing a self aspiration. While yes it is beneficial to grab life by the horns; however, most seem to hold on too long. I have found that doing this can lead to problems. Big problems...
For example, its easy to realize that not moderating alcohol intake can lead to a night spent by the toilet puking your brains out. Thus one thinks they have learned their limits the next time. But sure enough it is often repeated. Why do we repeat? Why do we continue to push our bodies by overindulging? Simple: Human Nature.
From my perspective I have found that I need to moderate my competitive drive. That there are certain times when this can be released and certain times when I need to hold back. I find myself thirsting for more and more. In running I struggle to moderate pace, speed, drive, and amount. Its uncontrollable, disorderly, and most of all UNDISCIPLINED. I have found that limiting myself or moderating my intake allows me to be in better control of myself and the pace in which I prefer to be focused at. Harder workouts are performed at a higher level, injuries are prevented, and race performances are far more emphasized with major improvements. By simple constraint I have stepped closer to achieving my self aspirations. Once that competitive drive is balanced the ability to achieve is endless.
Four stress fractures later, I finally begin to understand. Who woulda thought?
Its in our nature to screw up. Then to screw up again.
To keep it short:
Drink in Moderation