February 4th, 2015
Has your fishbowl ever exploded?
The life of a fish, in a bowl, is pretty simple. Around and around they swim in an environment they are very farmilar with. Do they ever see the world that is just outside? Around and around they go not knowing and often not caring that their paradigm could be shifted at any moment with the collapse of the glass.
A fishbowl explosion is simply when something you held to be true can no longer hold. Your thought pattern and belief system is radically changed, usually for the better.
Michele Helmeczi trained me in Calgary, she is pretty awesome, she often talked about your fishbowl exploding. Michele knew I would be able to back squat over 300lbs (considerable.) She told me this, often and I would smile and nod and be excited and put in the training and never really truly absolutely believe it was going to happen.
One of the side effects of experiencing an exploding fishbowl is that you become aware that other parts of your soul also live in fishbowls and those fish are very comfortable.
One of my fishbowls is more of an aquarium with two fish. One of those fish doesn’t believe that I will lose the fat I want to and be able to rock the best of Kelowna beach wear, the other fish doesn’t believe I will be able to lift my goals in the smaller weight class.
Understand that big picture I believe, intellectually I get it! I am putting in the work, I am giving 110% and I am sweating consistently more than I ever have before. Yet, inside that fishbowl that fish is just swimming around and around and around..
Sooner over later that fishbowl is set for detonation.
Once you have identified that you have a fishbowl you take the steps, each step is a tremor and before you know it there is glass and water everywhere.
My fishbowl tremors are starting. So far no cracks in the bowl… but I think it’s getting close.
Take sometime and figure out if you have some fish happily swimming around in a bowl, if you do, decide if it’s time they have a new view!
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