“Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.”
The beauty of understanding the meaning behind this quote is in the realization that it’s OK to not be satisfied with where you are now. Oddly, the realization allows you to be satisfied with not being satisfied.
If you were completely satisfied with your current state in life – whether that be your level of fitness, your current career, or your proficiency in that career, or any other catagory – your progress would slow dramatically. It is the hunger to leave the current state in pursuit of greatness that fuels our efforts.
This is not to say that we cannot be content to be where we are on the path, however. In fact, if you look at your Brass Ring pursuit like the summiting of a great mountain, while the goal is to climb to the top, the beauty of the goal lies in the journey.
I really enjoyed a post I saw on CrossFit Endurance. “Sometimes we have to stop and appreciate why we do what we do.”
Enjoy your rest today.