In the world of Marvel, Adamantium is the hardest metal known, virtually indestructible. Adamantium is not an element that is found naturally in our earth, it is a chemically created metal that must be maintained at a certain temperature to remain malleable.
I think this thought can be applicable to our very lives, being “maintained” so to speak at certain temperature to remain malleable. aka: Do The Hard Things. In order to gain the body we desire we have to continue to workout, eat right and motivate ourselves to get to that goal. To become the best golfer or basketball player you have to work at it day and night to get even remotely close to the skill level of Hall of Famers. If we allow ourselves to “cool down” or become apathetic then the adamantium can no longer be applied and thus has become useless.
I don’t know about you, but
right now never do I want to become useless, a cold piece of unusable metal that can only be tossed out with the rest of the trash. I want to maintain my temperature to continue to be molded, fixed, shaped and applied to the task at hand. I want to keep my temp up (momentum speaking, not my core temp, that would be bad), and go at the race set before me, working towards Level 50 in my life.
Becoming proficient at Archery or getting to about 10% in body fat (read my epic quest for more about these). All tasks, skills and events that I need to apply myself to “mine” for the adamantium underneath, or if you already found that sturdy metal you are then working to maintain that image.
In the beginning it is going to very difficult to continue the work, but the longer you do it the easier it will be to sustain that temperature and keep the metal white hot. Once you finally reach your temp, the act of keeping that level of success will be as easy as waking up in the morning because the task is so ingrained into your very being that it has become second nature. You don’t even have to think about the action to do that bodyweight circuit or forgo eating carbs and dairy because it is just what you do now.
Even drawing out your adamantium claws will be second nature! Keep dreaming nerds, not in this lifetime sadly. Take it one day and one step at a time and soon enough you will look back and be astonished at all the ground you have covered. You will be so proud at yourself for the effort and how hard you applied yourself towards the victory and attaining those goals. Remember that some of our favorite superheroes, or villains if you choose, had to work hard to get to where they are today, aka Batman or Iron Man, Lux Luthor even.
That is one of the reasons Batman is an all time favorite because he isn’t “super” by mystical, genetics or space means, he is a billionaire who worked hard to get to the peak physical condition, to maintain his body, gadgets and identity. Bruce Wayne wasn’t born with powers or abilities, he “acquired” his skills through hard work and training. Although his wealth helped that just a little bit 😉. As we all need to do, in order to become the superheroes that are hidden deep within ourselves, we have to mine, HARD, for the adamantium and chip away at the layers of “rock” that hold that precious metal that is our superhero selves.
Go out and Mine for the Adamantium today Nerds and Feel the Burn of maintaining that Temperature for success!
PS: credit for the inspiration for this post goes to my good buddy Phillip Bruce, who is an inspiration and source of strength and motivation for me. I appreciate you buddy and so grateful that we are friends, cohorts and partners in crime for mischief! Hope this uplifts you a bit today!