Vicente: Ready? When?-A A +A
Thursday, September 19, 2013
WHEN one prepares and devotes time and effort to training when is he ready?
The question stirs another question, what are you training for? And why are you training for it?
These questions are the same source of answers for the primary question being asked.
If we set a goal why one trains, only then could we answer the question, are we ready? Or when are we ready?
In the life of an athlete, after working hard in training and devoting time in setting his body to a state where it lives for the competition, the athlete can never know and say that he is ready, in a sense, he convinces himself and tells everybody that he is but it is all part of the training to condition the mind that he is already capable of certain situation and sets the mind to arouse the capability of the body. But then many instances will prove an athlete wrong when they think they are ready and lose in the process.
The life of an athlete is like the normal life that everyone else live. We all set our goals for the future and work to prepare for it, but then when we think we are ready to face it, it proves us otherwise.
This only explains we are to live our life everyday and let nature do its will, setting our goals or projecting our future is a good thing.
It’s like putting your guards up in a boxing match but we must also understand and importantly consider we must first live our present in order to transcend to the future, worrying too much for the future makes our present half lived thus making the future half met.
Life as an athlete is not easy, winning and losing is a situation one must learn to accept for every competition.
After a hard training would humble you and tell that you missed a detail in your preparation and you are not yet ready although you think you are and you will never know when will you be ready.
As life of an athlete is a trial and error, victory tells you that you are on the right path; a loss tells you that you have missed a turn in your journey.
The essence of this is not worrying too much when will you be ready, the bottom line is to see it through until the time you are ready and to never give up until you have proven that you are “ripe for the peaking” so to speak.
But then, one thing should also be taken to mind, that triumph only sits on the one that truly deserves it.
What I mean is the emotional victory, the fulfillment of what was achieved does offer a sigh for all the sacrifices and devotion one made in training has paid off.
Another chapter opens where one do not stop what he started and continue to reinvent himself and continue the process of advancing, proving himself that he is ready for the next step.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 20, 2013.