Day 6: Cold Water Therapy

I took a shower last night after I got home from training and then slept in the morning. By the time I got to realizing I hadn’t taken a shower, it was around 6pm so I wasn’t going to wake myself up to only go to bed a few hours later.

So no cold water today.

I did find myself thinking about the quote from the Bhagavad Gita:

We have the right to do our duty, but the results are not dependent only upon our efforts.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2: Verse 47

I was thinking about gardening and about how you can do everything right and you might still end up with a shit outcome in terms of what’s produced – yes with modern techniques and fertilizers/pesticides the outcome is all but assured. But there’s still the possibility of a bad harvest.

When it comes down to it, you can do everything “right” and still lose – shit just reminded me of a Picard quote:

Just cycling through this as I was thinking about lessons I learned/re-learned yesterday. One of them was not being attached to the outcome of an engagement. You can do everything possible to prepare for and avoid an engagement, but still end up shit out of luck.

The funny part is that by detaching from an outcome, you can more clearly see a problem and you can often come up with solutions that wouldn’t be apparent otherwise.

What does this have to do with cold water therapy? Nothing – or maybe everything – I don’t know.


LOL, of course right as I hit publish I see a connection – I’m thinking that these 30 day challenge journals need to be perfect or they’re not going to be worth reading. But shit, nobody’s reading this anyway – and you know what I’m still progressing regardless of perfection.


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