Since being back from the US (October 8), I’ve been doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu almost every day (except Sundays).
And it’s hard.
I’ve never been so sore.
But I remember back to when I started in the gym. Or when I started programming. Or when I started writing.
In the beginning it’s a battle. You’re hurting, your brain’s exhausted and there’s still so much to learn.
Then you start to pick up a few things.
You reach little milestones. And set new ones for yourself.
After a while the difficulty starts to switch.
Eating well all the time still isn’t the easiest habit to maintain.
Writing a great article is a still a challenge.
And working out every day is still hard.
But it’s harder if you don’t do it.
You know how good it feels to finish a hard session and how proud you are when someone enjoys a piece of your work.
All of a sudden, it’s easier to work out than not. It’s easier to eat well than not. And the words start writing themselves.
I have to keep reminding myself of this. Especially when I’m tired, sore and not really feeling like going to Jiu Jitsu training. Or when I’m stuck on a programming problem.
Eventually the difficulty switches. And getting better is inevitable.
It’s 9:10 pm. Training is at 6:00 am tomorrow. I can’t wait.
Better get to sleep.