Recently I signed up to do a white collar corporate boxing event. Why? To challenge myself. Not to see if I could Box, but to see if I could overcome the fear of getting into a ring with anotherperson who is equally as determined, and as it happens is trying to put you on your arse. I had so many people telling me to have re think that at 36 it wasn’t a smart move. If I had of listened to all those people I would have never gone ahead. I can honestly tell you now it was a great decision. Here I am 5 weeks in and I have learned a few valuable lessons.
In the past I have threatened to do this lots of times, but the fear of it always held me back. What I now realise is that the fear of not trying something, is only topped by the regret of completely missing out. In signing up for this event I have only acquired myself a whole new set of experiences. I have gotten myself fitter than I have ever been. I’ve learned to push myself when I have wanted to give up and learned we always have a little more in the tank than we realise. Not to mention meeting a great bunch of new people, and let’s be honest 9 times out of 10 the best part of any journey is usually the people you meet.
It doesn’t matter what your goal is. Whether it’s sporting, career, or life challenge! We need to learn to not solely focus on the end result. What you do along the way is just as important. It can be a fantastically exciting time when we are in the middle of something new, and so often we forget to take a breath and pause to take in what’s going on in the present, and not always be looking to the future. If you can focus on the now you will be in a better frame of mind when you reach your destination.
When things get tough you need to keep pushing on, even when you don’t feel like it. Get yourself centred by learning to relax. Any type of physical or mental challenge requires hard work and if you put in the effort it helps to give you peace of mind. Learning to focus your mind will give you that second wind that at some stage everyone is going to need. Try have something that inspires you. Use that to keep you going in rougher times. Find a mentor who will push you beyond your limits, to places that you didn’t think you could go.
Regardless of what happens on the 29th of November, I will be thankful for this journey, life is in essence a serious of journeys, one ends and the next one begins. So instead of worrying and stressing we need to enjoy the ride, even the bad parts, because 99% of the time our worst fears and worries never materialise. The ones that do are a part of the lessons that life seems to throw at us. If you can learn to enjoy the journey on the way you will be all the better for it.
“If you live in Sydney and something like this is of interest to you then I can’t recommend the experience highly enough. It’s for both males and females. Mentally and physically you will push yourself like never before”.