I somehow managed to come across this dude’s blog and it just happened to coincide with the very moment I was having an existential crisis of sorts. I think all of us have these moments where we wake up and look into the mirror and are seized by this irresistible urge to reach through the glass and strangle ourselves whilst screaming, “what the hell have you done to yourself!”. Ever since taking a break from my fitness after getting jumper’s knee, I pretty much went on a downward spiral but even before that I’d say I was more or less “maintaining” rather than breaking new ground. Even aside from fitness, I’ve let too many aspects of my life slide into mediocrity.
Adam Waters’ transformation into this is nothing short of amazing. After embarking on a fitness transformation at the age of 32 he looks better than most will ever look at any point in their lives, including some athletes in their prime. It gives me pause to re-evaluate what I’m doing right now. The answer’s pretty clear. He’s applying all the qualities I’m not exercising right now: intensity, focus, and perseverance.
Intensity is probably the biggest driver of any success. It’s a form of concentration that goes beyond normal. All the greatest achievers are intense, so much so that they burn themselves and everything around them. We’ve all seen athletes engrossed in the moment, shutting out world around them or the artist, with a downright frightening glare taking on the canvas. When you apply intensity, you multiply yourself into somebody that transcends the average you, an instant transformation. Even in our daily lives we sometimes see a friend suddenly transform into something else right before our eyes when given a chance to do something they truly excel at. One minute they’re some slacker without any redeeming qualities the next moment they’re shining like a demi-god.
I distinguish focus from intensity as the object of your intensity. If you are not focused on the right goals, all the intensity in the world will probably drive you to destruction or a heartbreaking dead end. Focusing on what needs to be focused is a shortcut that combined with intensity will take you to new heights.
You can be the most focused and intense person for a week but then slip back into sloth and everything will be for naught. The greatest achievers are always without exception workaholics, some driven to mental instability from their pursuits. Someone who is focused, intense, and constantly striving toward the goal of betterment will continue to multiply the fruits of their labor until they reach the peak of their existence, joining a circle of achievers where admission is scarce.
So, for this month I’m holding myself to task by working out more, not eating junk, reading books, and cutting out slack time. I’m planning a big social event in November that will define a lot of what’s to come for me personally and I intend to make it the start of an amazing journey. We’ll see how it goes.
I wont be posting any pics but will write on my progress for sure.
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