Creating Time to Better Yourself
Perfection is something that most strive for and are consistently working towards. Most want the feeling that they are the best and are constantly pushing themselves to new limits. In regard to the outdoors whether you are an avid hunter, fisherman, or hiker you need to continuously be working on your skills both physically and mentally. This is where the challenge starts for the majority of people. Even though there is that drive to improve yourself, there are always excuses that seem to come with it. Some of the more common ones are; “I am not in that good of shape to hike that far or climb that peak”, “I just don’t have time to practice or workout”, and “I just don’t know where to start or what to do to improve.”
These are all things that can be overcome and dealt with. The biggest thing that you need is the drive or desire to make some changes. This will allow you to create time and take the steps towards improvement. The easiest way start working towards these changes is to start thinking about what you want to improve. Do you need to practice shooting more to give you more confidence when you are in the field? Do you need to get into better shape so that you can cover more ground and elevation? Or do you simply just need more time to be able to get outdoors? Once you have identified what you what to work on, then you need to set some goals. These maybe trying to get to the range twice a week or working out regularly to improve your endurance and strength for your long hunts or hikes.
Now the biggest mistake people have in this step is that they stay here too long. Once you have identified the areas you want to work on and set some goals for yourself it’s time to put your plan in action. You need to start getting to the gym or the range to start achieving your goal and bettering yourself.
As for those excuses that were mentioned earlier, here are some tips to help with them. Let’s start with “I don’t have enough time”, this may be the hardest excuse to overcome. You need to sit down and really look at your daily schedule it is helpful to write it down on a sheet of paper or in a planner. Next look for things to cut or shorten the duration to free up space. Then look for any open area that you can fit your new activities in. You may have to give up somethings in order to create time for yourself to work on your goals.
Some other tips that may be helpful are putting your workout clothes or hiking gear in your car. This will allow you go to the gym or take a hike right after work instead of going home first, because then you may be more likely to turn that TV on and put your workout off to another day. Find a friend that has some similar goals and work together to help each other achieve them. This may help to motivate you and keep you on track, it also may help to keep you accountable because you are not only making a commitment to yourself but your friend as well. Lastly, if you find yourself stuck or don’t know what else to do, you can always do some research. Ask your friends or go to public forums, read articles online, or reach out to professionals. The main goal is to just "Start Somewhere". Once the start is initiated the follow through will be easier. Take the leap and join us on our mission to better ourselves.
Remember, Cro-Mag Outdoors’ mission is to redefine tradition. Challenge traditional thinking and push others to do the same. We must dedicate ourselves to hone in on primal instincts and combine them with new methodologies and technologies to truly master evolution. We have already taken the step to better ourselves. Will you?