C is for Challenge
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” -Joshua J. Marine-
In order to evolve, we have to challenge ourselves. In order to grow, we have to push a little further then last time.
To see expansion in our lives we have to do 1 more push-up, 1 more rep, 1 more mile, 1 more minute, 1 more page, 1 more sentence, 1 more brushstroke. Whatever it is, one more will get us where we want to go.
As humans, we are made to adapt. Look no further than nature and the seasons to see how we can adapt from brutally hot temperatures to the frigid cold.
Humans have been optimized to do this since the beginning of time. Just like a muscle that we rip and tear in order for it to heal and grow bigger, we can do the same to grow in any area of our life.
Sticking with the example of 1 more push-up we can quickly see progress in this challenge.
If we add one more push-up every day (while taking Sundays off) within 1 year we will be doing over three-hundred push-ups a day.
Now if we tried to go from zero yesterday to three-hundred today we probably wouldn’t do it again tomorrow. If however, we stack one day upon the next the way a bricklayer stacks bricks in order to build a house, we can build muscles and adapt to the challenge.
The human body will only go where we take it and it can go much further than we think.
It can adapt to anything we throw at it. There is more inside all of us than we are putting out. Even when we are at the limits of our physical expansion, we can always push it to one more.
So what is you challenge? Start right now and whatever it is do one everyday!
Check out alphabet soup for the soul vol.1 “C” is for Creation