August 6th, 2016
“Plenty of time” is a fat bankroll, and you’re buying drinks at the bar. “Plenty of time” is wasted training cycles when you weren’t taking care of business. “Plenty of time” is failing at the little things, but it’s cool because it’s NBD. “Plenty of time” is spent before you know it. “Plenty of time” isn’t.
I’m not talking about priorities. You should have those, and believe me, Powerlifting hasn’t been #1 in my life maybe ever. I’m fine with that choice. But I’ve said it before – Strength Doesn’t Care. There won’t be any exceptions made. You can’t have it all because resources are and always will be constrained. You only have 24 hours in the day, and that’s not changing. Even so, lots of the traps within “Plenty of Time” are not due to us choosing other priorities. The traps are choosing comfort. Not planning ahead. Not making the best use of time.
I would love to know what these things cost me and my lifters. I honestly do hope that one day when I die, I’ll get to review a giant accounting of my life (but only the interesting stuff). I like numbers, so I think it would be cool to know how many breaths I took. What was my lifetime total tonnage in the bench press? How many times did I drop the F-bomb? Stuff like that. And included with that, it would be cool to see how much better things would have been had I made fewer errors.