An incredibly astute insight, I’d add that the struggle of today not only develops tomorrow’s strength, but also creates tomorrow’s success.
If you could envision your ideal life, how would it to look? What do you want your success to be, on or off the mat? Do you want to breathe better? Balance better? Be more present? What muscles of the mind and body need to be engaged to facilitate that success?
The beauty is that every time you are engaged in the struggle, you are building strength and power. Rather than allowing yourself to be disheartened by the battle, because you are finding it harder than expected, can you get excited by it? Can you know that each time you realize you are not breathing, each time you realize your mind has wandered, each time you are grappling with balance, that exact awareness means you started to breathe again, you did draw that mind back to the mat or task at hand, and your muscles are awake – you are balancing (until you fall and start again :D).
Each time you exercise that potential power, you are creating your future success: next week, next month, and next year it will not resemble what it looks like today. Perhaps when you look back, you’ll think, “pshhh! That’s easy,” and you’ll have moved on to a new struggle...a new soon-to-be success.
Rachel Tenenbaum, I AM (Intentional Abundant Mindful) Living.