End Stronger

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In our increasingly fast paced world, we seem to want to move ever quicker in an effort to get to the finish first.

Social media has placed instant gratification in the palms of our hands, weakening our impulse control as we sit glued to our screens waiting for “likes”.

Home cooking have given way to express meals and in the process affected both our health and our social interaction with others around the dinner table.

Exercise has been replaced with crash diets and “miracle pills” promising dramatic overnight physical change.

No longer do we eagerly anticipate “next week’s episode”, choosing instead to binge multiple seasons in one sitting.

At the press of a button, you can bypass 99% of an artists’ creation to reach the one song you enjoy – only to skip to the next before it’s even finished playing.

We chase successful businesses and financial freedom, wishing for instantaneous results when instead we should grind away, trusting in our abilities and the process.

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I recall a mantra of my karate instructor from years ago which reminds us that life is not a sprint, but a marathon; or perhaps more aptly an adventure endurance race.

“Start strong. End Stronger” – Mario Sequeira

Don’t bypass the lessons on the scenic route just to ensure a podium spot. Whether you’re strolling leisurely or sprinting, either way you’ll get there so you might as well take the time to enjoy the process.

Ensure that you finish stronger than you started.

4 thoughts on “End Stronger

  1. Wise words indeed! I was recently reading an article about the famous Mona Lisa painting: people no longer take time to stand and just look at the painting, taking it in. They’re too busy taking that selfie to post on social media and quickly moving on to the next one. And it’s happening everywhere. We’ve lost connection with nature, with one another, with what really matters and with ourselves in our headlong rush to… what exactly? We need to learn to take time to be, to enjoy, to relate face to face, and to smell the roses.

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  2. That is so very true Megan. Our lives have become so fast-paced and if you don’t keep up you are made to feel the loser! I’ve caught myself a couple times thinking of sitting down with a coffee when I’m in town but then think “oh no, no time for that, too much to do at home”. I then go home and don’t really achieve anything! Today, I will go and have that cup of coffee and watch the world go by.

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