Went running again today. I'm not training for anything. Running sessions are now focused on having fun and maintaining my fitness. I can take it easy. I don't need to push. I can just cruise and have a good time and forget about sticking to a hard edged training regiment...
Yet I still find myself running hard on mile 4... I still push myself occasionally just to make sure I can.
It's not necessary. But I'm hoping (and banking on the fact that) it will make a difference when I actually have a training goal.
Sometimes you learn more about yourself when there's nothing else pushing you but your own subconscious.
I need to carry that mentality over into my real life. Because there isn't really an "off-season". Sure, there are periods of time where certain actions crystallize into actual forward movement and growth and development, but even when the stars don't align, you're still progressing. It's just a matter of if that progression is forwards or backwards. Are you setting yourself up for success or failure...?
How badly do you want it? You get a glimpse of how much during these "for fun" sessions... in running, in working, in your career, in your passion, in your life.
Prove it to yourself, Glynn. You know how badly you want it.