I am in the thick of training for the 29029 Everlasting Challenge at Whistler later this year. I love all aspects of the process- putting the puzzle together on training, nutrition, mobility, etc.… I can’t wait! It’s me vs. mountain, and I’ll need to climb it 8 times (within 36 hours) to reach the height of Mt. Everest.
A misogi is an annual Japanese ritual of water purification. It’s now often interpreted as a challenge that gets you out of your comfort zone- a big, hairy goal you never thought you could do. I learned about it through Jesse Itzler, a super successful entrepreneur, endurance athlete, rapper, and best-selling author. He often talks about how our concept of time is out of whack and how we tend to build routines in our lives that makes the days slip by. We often wonder how time flies by in a blink of an eye. This really resonated with me.
Jesse has all sorts of ideas on how to live your best life. One of them is to pick a misogi- do something so hard 1 day a year that it profoundly impacts the other 364. The whole notion is to take you out of your comfort zone, uncover what you’re capable of, and remind yourself how strong you are. I believe wholeheartedly that we can do hard things and accomplish anything we put our mind to.
So, what’s your misogi? Maybe it’s learning a new language or mastering a new hobby. Put it out there and do it!