When I pause and am intentional in how and where I focus my attention it seems to always pay off handsomely.
To get the blood flowing yesterday during the work day I took a brief pause and hopped on the treadmill. I quieted my mind for a moment and thought about what would be the right thing to watch while I walked. My dream list and goals for 2021 brought a perfect idea to mind.
After some keying in a specific phrase on the remote I found Kilian Jornet’s Impossible Traverse (check it out here: https://youtu.be/i2ZllErtdLE )
Kilian is one of the greatest mountain runners of all time. In this short video he attempts to summit seven peaks around him within 24 hours via running, skiing, and climbing.
I don’t want to spoil it so let me summarize in a rather vague fashion. The messages I took away from it have been resonating in my brain all dat long:
- Growth mindset
- Finding joy in the suffering
In one video I had additional dreams created, deeper insights into behavior changes I must continue to make, and motivation to live more into who I am called to be.
All that specifically because I took the time to pause and live intentionally. How awesome is that?