By Lewis Madziire CONTRIBUTOR (Opinions expressed by YOH contributors are their own.)
Human creation was made in such a way that it always wants more. Sometimes we may be granted what is necessary and enough but there is always that part of us that says a little addition make things good and life much better. The peak is very dynamic as things won’t remain the same with time. As time moves more things emerge, technology improves, new things are invented and lifestyles change. Things that mattered the last decade are now things of the past and we do not care much about them anymore.
The best part of every moment gets worn out and fades away creating a space for new challenges, new invention and new targets. When I was at the university my fastest kilometre was two minutes and thirty-eight seconds per kilometre. That was my peak by that time, I tried to maintain that record for some time but something happened. My goal was to have mass and improve my physic came along that path too. To improve I had to focus on something different from running long miles. I had to work on my abs and push-ups. My new peak was now getting the rock bun abs and hit a minimum of sixty push-ups once-off. As I reached those goals, I wanted to continue improving and becoming a better version of myself.
Let us try to elaborate on this peak dynamism theory with an example that we all are familiar with. I bet we all know Usain Bolt. I always think the guy always wanted to be faster than his shadow. Each year he competed, he always wanted to break his past record. The record he would set at a particular time would be his temporary peak. He would not rest until he had smashed that record. That is the peak changing by the change of events and desires.
A business will be aiming to make more profits for its owners and investors. They will never be satisfied with this year’s profits in the following year. They know there is always room for more profits and improvement. No matter how happy the directors and company owners of a company are, they always hope for an upward trend in their sales, customers and profits. The same way with anyone of us, we might be happy now but we expect to be happier in the near future. That dynamism is all around us and all the activities making up our lives.
A peak moment is never a permanent spot. Our mistakes, recklessness, lack of focus and other things beyond our control can take us down from that spot. At the moment, the whole is on a standstill due to the Corona Virus pandemic that forced every activity to go to a halt. There are very limited to no sports activities, poor performing businesses and religious gatherings. The economic projections of increased profits and national outputs, more scores for Lionel Messi and Ronaldo, summer bodies for gym rats like me were all slowed down. The rising trends and more gains are set aside and the new momentum is now set on survival.
Such events are a wakeup call for you to utilise the best moments of your life. Always remember you will have down moments, you will get sick or affected by a plague. When given a chance to see the best moment of your life or performance use it to the fullest. At some point in time, you will fall, meet obstacles along the way but always get back and try to get to your peak. The best thing I encourage you is to have multiple splits of peaks and try to reach a peak for every split you make. For example, you want to study towards getting a certificate or knowing something such as a new skill. Get to the peak of your ability to acquire more knowledge each time you sit down to study. Get to the highest point of paying attention to detail. You have to do it bit by bit, stage by stage, brick after brick, pace after pace doing everything to the best of your abilities.
Martin Luther King advises that you go ahead running if you cannot run, walk, if not then crawl. When you run, give your best sprint. Reach that peak of your walking pace and crawl with the zeal of a toddler towards its mother.
When you are falling or making losses make sure you reach your maximum potential in that state. It is important to know that your best performance when all things are right is different from when things are not in your favour.
Lewis Madziire has been writing and speaking as a motivational speaker for over two years. He has vast acquired knowledge as a Finance graduate, life coach and fitness coach. This helps him attain his aim to help society create a balanced life-financially, socially and health-wise. His book “The anchor” is a life-changing manual that you must grab. Lewis can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org/ lewismadziire.wordpress.com
Lewis hail from Harare, Zimbabwe
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