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Keep entitlement to a minimum - you don't deserve anything

Keep entitlement to a minimum - you don't deserve anything

So here I am minding my own business when up strolls an awesome weekend. I take it in stride and say to myself "holy crap what a great few days everything just seemed to go so damn well." I didn't lose an ounce of muscle mass or strength after dancing for ~24 hours in a 3 day span and eating pretty much whatever I could find during that time. It also appears like I may have lost some fat while I was at it. Also the weekend in itself kicked butt so again everything just lined up like I wasn't expecting. When I got home I benched 300lbs again, proving that the feat was indeed not a fluke like I had suspected but possibly a sustainable piece of fitness I had been working on attaining for a while. 

Then the next week I'm minding my own business and even more good luck comes my way! This time in a much more career sided opportunity being presented to me as if I had earned it or something. Then my buddy hits me up to go racing and it's a super cheap club day at Thunder Hill with a hotel right next to the track where you can stay for free pretty much if you're a racer (60$ a night is free right in 2017?) Of course I have a ton of vacation since all i ever do is 3 day weekends like once every other month so I just take some time and no worries man. 

the spider is ready to eat the day

the spider is ready to eat the day

Needless to say, I'm stoked on it. Everything is going good. And why does it feel good? Because I don't really feel like I deserve any of it. Well maybe the damn 300lb bench I deserve that. But the awesome dancing? Nah that is usually hit-or-miss and I expect it that way. The career opportunity? I am just doing the same old thing ie kicking butt, so I don't feel like I deserve extra there. The track day? Pfft usually I make sacrifices to do these excursions however this time I definitely didn't expect it to line up so well. 

Notice the mindset I usually have; 

I'm expecting things to suck and to be a pain in the butt

Like most of the time they are. But when stuff is good, it feels like extra good because I never expect anything to be so sweet. 

Compare this to the average party-pooper with comments like:

  • Man this dance event sucks there's no skill here
  • Man this track day sucks its raining and my brakes are squeaky and I paid way too much for this
  • Man this weekend sucked because I didn't get to sit on my butt the whole time like a tick blah blah blah
  • Man I can't bench 300 because of calorie intake or CNS activation or something silly

When my weekends are busy I just say "oh well that's a normal weekend." And when dancing is hard and I can't get a groove I say "oh well that's normal dancing right?" and "Normally things are lame right?" And of course a career is just expected to produce mind numbing and coma inducing results and I can't live in a fantasy land where I would bank on anything besides that.

And it's just that kind of attitude that makes you appreciate life a bit more when good stuff occurs. HEY YOU: Lower your expectations and join me on the feel good train. It's pretty sweet in here.  

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California Wildfires - Afterthoughts

California Wildfires - Afterthoughts

How much does it cost to get shredded? (pt 2)

How much does it cost to get shredded? (pt 2)