I just got back from lifting tonight. I had a small breakthrough (literally) and wanted to share it with everyone.
In weightlifting, you can reach a plateau. This comes when your muscle just will not lift any more than the weight it's been used to lifting. I reached a plateau on a certain muscle group three weeks ago. I train every muscle group every four days with a week off every six weeks. This particular wall that I hit was on triceps. When I hit a plateau like the above, I try to push through it four days later. If I don't progress then, I back off on that muscle group for eight days. Fortunately for me, this wall hit right before my week off. When I got back, I regrouped, came down five pounds on the particular exercise I was doing. I pounded it out. Today was my second day back on this particular muscle group. I EXPLODED out of the gate on this muscle group. The week off helped a great deal and I will continue to progress on this muscle group until the next plateau.
I told you that to say this...When you hit a plateau in your life, try to push through it. If you can't push through it, it's ok. Back off for some time (a time that is appropriate for what you're trying to do). Regroup. Make new and different plans if needed. Keep trying something new until it works.
Re-commit right now to what you've put off. Push through any plateaus in your life that you've been ignoring until now because of the pain of facing them head-on. Make the plan and work the plan. Remember, your definition of success is different from ANYONE else in the world. Hold yourself to your own standard, but make your standards for yourself high. Demand more from yourself than anyone would ever expect.
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