By Peter San Nicolas
It seems that we are always going, going, going. Hard work and diligence is a great trait to have when it comes to your career, family and exercise.
To succeed and make it atop the mountain peaks, you must push and persevere, even when you want to give in. That fringe, the edge between comfort and quit, is where things really start popping. This is when results occur, so get in and get it!
Equally, yes EQUALLY important, is the down time. This is a very fitting topic as I am on my first vacation with just my wife, without the kids. We are visiting the land of glaciers and majestic mountain peaks, Alaska.
In Alaska, mountainous jagged ridges cannot exist without the lowly tranquil valleys and lakes. The peaks of Denali get all the glory with their white snow-covered tips in the clouds. These peaks represent the results of your hard work in your life, the drive and determination to succeed and the accomplishments and accolades that come with it.
The valleys represent the down time. The rest and rejuvenation is much needed in all of our lives. The valleys and lakes are vital to getting your mind right and your motivations rekindled.
I encourage you to plan the down time in your life and use it wisely. Use it to plan, reflect on your progress and set your sights on the future. It doesn’t need to be a lavish trip.
No, it can be an extended weekend to the coast or to a local campground, but make it happen.
See you at the top!
Peter San Nicolas, Ramona Fitness Center owner, is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Fitness Professional and a golf fitness professional certified with Titleist Performance Institute.