Headway PArkour Blog
Headway PArkour Blog
I know I haven’t been posting many quality articles lately but that’s all about to change. I have been figuring things out in my life in order to best align myself for success but now I am back and ready for action! Today I would like to speak to you about the three attitudes which can be brought forth when completing any action. These three attitudes I am speaking of go as follows: Enthusiasm, Enjoyment, And finally Acceptance. Each one contains it’s own set of parameters which will vastly shift the outcome of the task at hand.
For example: Taking up a task with a sense of enthusiasm will allow you to work fervently hard while maintaining a light heart. However, enthusiasm is short lived and will soon give way to a slightly less concentrated level of productivity. This is where the second slightly less potent attitude comes in. Simply enjoying a task will allow you to flow through it at a reasonable pace while having a respectably good time. If a task is particularly daunting or unruly you may choose to take up an attitude of acceptance when completing it. This attitude is usually taken up when you know the task must be completed even if it is not something you are particularly looking forward to. While maintaining a mindset of acceptance you will be able to trudge through the tast with a peaceful mind and a steady pace. If you find yourself with a taste so disconcerting that you fail to even accept it then the only means of action would be to avoid the task altogether; If you cannot muster up a mindset of acceptance then pushing forwards into the task will do more harm for you than it will good.
Many novices and beginners will find themselves enthused to complete any task at hand in relation to their new found passion or hobby.This enthusiasm often burns out quickly as they begin to realize the need for actual hard work and grind in the face of possible progression. More often than not beginners will give up on their chosen task or craft after the enthusiasm fades; Simply because it is no longer autonomous and easy they write it off as a waste of time. The ones who manage to find enjoyment in their crafts over long stretches of time have the highest likelihood of staying with that said craft. Of course we all have our days where things do not sound enjoyable at all. These are the days where acceptance can be best applied. Take this for example:
It is a cold winter morning and the sun is just beginning to peek up from the horizon. The temperature has just hit a yearly low. You groan as your alarms begins it’s routine assault on your eardrums. However, you are a health conscious individual and usually begin your days with a brisk jog around town. On most occasions you are sharp and focused when you wake up but on this particular day you feel as if someone has drenched your brain in a thick layer of mud. All you wish to do is to return to slumberland for a few more hours of bliss. You know that getting out of bed to take that brisk jog is the right thing to do. For this reason you decide to get ready for your little jog even though you are still dreading the prospect of heading out into the arctic tundra which your hometown has disguised itself as.
You see, in this scenario you did not want to complete the task of running but you did it anyways because you knew it was just. This is a classic example of exercising acceptance. Here is a word to the wise: whenever you feel a sense of enthusiasm for a task you should act on it as soon as possible. I urge you to do so thanks to the fact that this deep seated emotion of enthusiasm will fade exponentially as time goes on if left alone. Lucky for you, if you begin a task with enthusiasm you will quickly gain momentum as demonstrated with the snowball effect. After a while your enthusiasm will fade and you will step back to marvel at the gargantuan amount of work which you have completed.
So why does any of this matter to you? Through knowledge we gain consciousness; hopefully this article has sparked an awareness in you which will pervade in the back of your subconscious as you take up any task. This awareness will boost your productivity and give you a new sense of control over your life.
There you have it; The subject matter of this article just popped in my head with a sort of explosive enthusiasm which I just could not contain. I would like to than “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle for sharing with me many of the ideas present in this article. I pray that you find this beneficial in one way or another and I challenge you to have an interesting conversation with a total stranger for the sake of fostering brand new exciting ideas.