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.
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