We were built for growth. Were this not the case, our capacity to grow mentally and spiritually would stop when we hit our physical peak.
It is that desire to see whats up around the bend that inspires exploration and innovation. Were we not this way, we never would have migrated out of the horn of Africa. There wouldn’t be people living in Antarctica or in orbit around the earth.
It’s about potential, and getting as close to it as possible. For the first part of my adult life, I was in peak physical condition. Sober. Mind like a steel trap. But I needed to grow as a husband and father. I didn’t put in max effort, and it contributed to the collapse of my first marriage. In my 30’s and 40’s, I grew in these areas, built a good marriage, had another child, learned to be a better father, and grew quickly in my faith.
But I drank, and I let myself go physically for a time.
Now I am working to get as fit and healthy as I can, while continuing to grow in the good areas of my life.
I found balance when I quit drinking. You are young, still finding your stride. You will hit it one day. Just keep getting better at getting better. That’s all we can do.