I always enjoy hearing from a “Left Brainer” (A Deaf Brainer) who asks something like, “How do you stay motivated to exercise.”
He’ll continue, “I just cant get back in my rhythm of exercising.”
Or the ones who need music to motivate them to move.
I was having this discussion with a guy on this the other day… he wanted me to listen to this group TOOL while I run or exercise.
He said it would improve my performance. I would get pumped listening to it and I would want to run harder and harder.
Now, dont get me wrong there are times when music jacks me up when my body is moving. Yet, the majority of the time its a distraction to what’s going on in my head.
When you hang out with creative folks — you understand
their inspiration comes from books, radio, TV, “the
Net” or other forms of Stimuli — Brain food if you will.
Some people’s Eureka’s happen while in the shower.
Still others hop in a deep tank and soak their brain to let the milluon dollar ideas float to the surface.
Personally, being that I have to “produce” big ideas on a daily basis -my mind works best when I’m doing somethign other than what I am focused on. For example, exercising or driving the car. Anytime where I am moving in straight direction – forward.
It’s like my intuition antenna is up grabbing all the ideas floating in the Cosmos that everybody else is too busy
to hear or see.
Some people just exercise just to exercise. This leads to burnout or plateaus some people complain about. Or better yet when I here people say — “how do you motivate yourself.”
One thing you can learn from artists is their zest for creation. And more creation.
Look at Michelangelo after he created the most wonderful sculpture of any human form – “The David” — he easily could have stopped there. But he went on to create the Sistine Chapel the most famous of all holy ceiling’s in
all the world.
In between those two, he didnt rest – he created architectural drawings for the Cathedral in Rome.
You can learn from his mastery with your fitness.
Find something bigger than you to focus on while you exercise. Something to create in your mind. Never stop working on it.
Before you know it… IT will materialize.
And this IT might even make you tons of mula in the future.
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I told my friend politely – no thanks on the TOOL front. He immediately took offense and to my chagrin – kept pressing.
I just grinned ear to ear knowing the secret that I am know sharing with you. And let it go.
Again, the “Deaf Brainer” strikes.