My friend, Thirsty, said it best-

“It’s like drinking through a firehose.”

He was referring to information he was trying to absorb for a project that he is working on. I have heard this saying many times before but I had never stopped to really think about how “drinking through a firehose has impacted my life.”

I have an obsession. I have become so focused on the idea of building an app for LHRL®- an app that delivers fitness while providing encouragement and strengthening community- that I cannot think of anything else. The problem is that I do not know the first thing about computer programming.

The truth is, it’s not a problem- it is an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to learn something that is so out of my comfort zone that I go to bed every night in anticipation of waking up the next morning so that I can learn a little more.

I have always been happiest when drinking from a firehose. I am not cut out for the monotony of “The daily grind”. I was meant to be uncomfortable, out of my league, and over my head. I function best under a little adversity and perform only when I feel that the odds are against me. It’s not necessarily healthy or right but it is the truth.

When I reflect on the most miserable times of my life, they were usually when I was most secure. Security, for me, means apathy, laziness, entitlement and boredom. I tell myself that I want for things to settle down so I can have control and run the show but when I have been given this exact recipe, all I wanted was a couple more hours of sleep.

I enjoy the excess, I like the high tempo pace that comes with feeling overwhelmed. When I am in the middle of it, I think that I want the ride to stop so that I can get off, but history proves that I work best when the accelerator is pressed and life moves a little faster.

I think I am designed for adversity and too much comfort is a sign that I need a new obsession.

Find your firehose and approach it, head-on.

Peace, Love and all things Beef related,

Beefcake

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