Learning: a never-ending journey

January, resolutions time, the ideal time to think about where we are at the moment, how we have grown to the person that we are now and what we can do to change our lives for the best.

May 2012 … that is my date of graduation with a degree in human kinetics.

Take the person that just graduated then to the person that is writing this blog now … those individuals are completely different. That person was coaching then but there is so much more to her now in her breadth of knowledge and her network. The crazy part is, there is still so much more to learn and so much more to grow into. As John Wooden would say: It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.

The question now is when do you know that you have learned it all? Does it end after you get your diploma? The short answer is: no. What is the limit in knowledge really? Learning never ends. It’s a big world out there!

At some moments in your lives you will feel like you are in a rut. To my belief, those are the moments when you should start hanging out with people that inspire you to be better, that inspire you to grow into the person that you want to be. If you don’t know what kind of person you want to be, you may want to think about trying something new, that puts you out of your comfort zone, that puts you in a learning environment. The teacher becomes the student.

From my side of things, hitting the mat and doing yoga has been something new to me. To be exact, December 14th was day one of the commitments that I have to yoga. It has opened my mind to a new world of approaching things and has made me realize so much.

As much as I understand how testing your balance and weak links is very important to building a training program and how it transfers to your sport/leisure, it also transfers to group classes by helping you know who your clientele they start training.

Remember, STRESS + REST = SUCCESS. In the end of things, reaching your goals are great but you do have to take care of yourself and on the journey of getting there. You only have one body after all. What ever you do, you have to ask yourself, “do I feel better after this practice?”, “do I feel energized?” or “do I feel drained”? You know what the right answer to this is. On that note, keep learning, try new things and most importantly, listen to your body!


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