Hard Vs Complex.
Off late I’ve realized that making distinctions & definitions of concepts within my mind has helped a lot of the internal and external affairs of my life and I thought, since there’s never a ‘perfect time’ besides the now to start traveling towards a better life I thought I should begin this entry to demonstrate and elaborate how this new way of thinking is helping me become a better me.
My definition of this is - “when something requires a combination of strength & endurance either mentally, physically, spiritually or emotionally”.
As a Formula it’d look something like,
Pushing + Continuously = Result
In theory it sounds simple but the result may be so far away it is easy to get discouraged.
For example, I’m starting back up at the Gym now. I could say it’s hard to do 20 pull ups but if I carry on trying a few daily within an exercise regiment, eventually I’ll accumulate enough strength to one day do 20, and maybe 20 easily.
Say that took a week, the cost of acquiring the result was the week or two it took me to get good at it.
Now say I want to do 50 in a row.
I have a few options here…
A) Say It’s impossible.
B) Say it’s possible, but not for me.
C) Do it and find out.
This is actually another thing I’d love to write about at some point, but these crossroads are very important for many reasons, the one we’re going to focus on now is the cost of the options.
To make it as simple as possible, ‘As it’s a bigger result that’s in your sight, the cost will be larger’ and in this case, it’s time.
But if you put in the time, it’s yours.
Tips to help through this:
1) As you detect a hint of giving up, envision that end result and the feelings you experience once you reach it
2) watch those that have done similar things before you and pay attention to any tips, approach with an open to learn mind.
3) remember that the display of perseverance, regardless of the action is an unquestionable demonstration of growth whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.
My definition of this phrase is ” When something requires agility, nimbleness, furious calculation & dexterity to understand and accomplish”
I suppose it’s the ability to add, subtract & reorganize various pieces of information continuously until the desired outcome is reached.
The sciences and mathematics are the best example of this that I can come up with. However I’m not that good at them but I remember in school that when trying to learn Maths it wasn’t a simple case of read the text book then you know it. More and more complex ideas began to come up.
The acquisition of the knowledge still requires time, it’s more of the way in which that time is used rather than the fact that the time was put in.
Maybe I’ll do a Maths course at some point and come back and finish this part of the entry with a practical example.
Tips to help you get through:
1) Patience!, frustration Is a promise!
2) Do not be afraid to not understand something. Seek someone who understands it, and ask for a simpler explanation.
3) try & try & try again. I could put 100 hours into reading astrophysics journals and books, doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll understand it all. So revise and revise the small aspects until you reach the result you seek.
I hope these two practical definitions have demonstrated how the inner workings of my mind look.
By defining the two, regardless of which task I’m faced with in my day to day life that requires a little big more from me whether mentally, physically, emotionally or spiritually, I have a system that can pre-analyze the circumstance and lead me to an automatic, well understood and beneficial response, as opposed to responding slowly, being awkward , frustrated, irritated and confused.
Well, Thank-you for reading this if you did!
Writing these entries to me is me expressing two of the values which I strive to live by , and they are endurance and engagement
In the rush of daily life it’s very easy to get swept away by things to keep us busy, but the art of spending as much time as you need to figure out and engage with something that adds general happiness to your life is an undervalued but very worthwhile skill.
So these entries are a symbol of something I care about and wish to share.
Thank-you, have a great day!