Do You Want To Walk, Or Run?

Speed Walk

I was talking to my girlfriend last night about something she learned in her Physical Therapy program. She said that they have done studies on cats (very sad, I know) in which they remove the cortex from the cat’s brain and put them on a treadmill. Despite the fact that the part of the brain responsible for thought and action was missing, the cat could still walk. They think that the acts of walking and running are “wired” in us, that is, that they are more instinctual actions.

Okay, where am I going with this? Well, we were also talking about speedwalking, and the idea that it’s unnatural because your body innately knows that it would take less energy to run after a certain speed than it would to walk.

Many times on your road to success, or to a particular goal along that road, and even in life without a plan or guidance, you’ll find yourself lost. When we are frustrated with life, or angry, or upset, or feeling lost, this is our brain telling us that there’s a problem, and things could be done in a better way. Our minds know when something needs to change, and these things we often don’t read as symptoms of that need to change are just that.

So if you’re feeling lost, or frustrated, or depressed, take that as your body’s way of saying that something needs to change. It knows when things aren’t going as well as they should be. It wants to run instead of walk. So sit down and figure out the things in your life that you feel need a change. Come up with a plan to change those, and start running.

Need help figuring things out? Email me…this is what I do! My email: irrationallivingllc@gmail.com. Let’s figure out how to pick up some speed in life!

12 comments

  1. franz · April 6, 2015

    yes thank you for this post perhaps unearthing the past to make a radical change in my life put me out of balance and i never realized how painful that was

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    • irrationalliving · April 6, 2015

      It’s great that you’ve committed to making that change! That’s the hardest thing for a lot of people to do, but it’s pivotal.

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      • franz · April 6, 2015

        I feel terrible but I choose to face it and open up my fears and shame but it’s impact is so great but If I need to progress and grow I know i have to face it…..burning my forest and letting myself fall when I get to the realization of my dreams I will be humbled and work for the best of other’s as well as myself

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      • irrationalliving · April 6, 2015

        Awesome! You’ll be a much better person for it πŸ™‚ And you’ll make a difference along the way

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      • franz · April 6, 2015

        thanks but growth is painful I learn it now

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      • irrationalliving · April 6, 2015

        Yes of course. But eventually that pain will die out, and strength will take its place.

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      • franz · April 6, 2015

        the reason ….I have to endure but the depression persisted

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      • irrationalliving · April 6, 2015

        It will subside though! “Nothing can resist a will that stakes even existence for its fulfillment.” You are undeniably powerful. Nothing can stop you. There’s a warrior inside of you, and you can conquer everything, I promise. Stay strong.

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      • franz · April 6, 2015

        thank you I will…and I will be looking to some of your advice you have a lot to share

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      • irrationalliving · April 6, 2015

        Thanks so much. I’m really glad it helps πŸ™‚

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      • franz · April 6, 2015

        you will be great someday

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      • irrationalliving · April 6, 2015

        I really appreciate that! Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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