Love him or hate it, you cannot deny Brown was a once in a generation running back. Myself I am not a fan of Jim Brown simply for what he did off the field in how he treated women. Not a fan. But what I have noticed about Brown was what he did between plays to save energy. It had me looking at my own day to day and seeing some similarities.
In May one of my best friends turned 37 and as well do every couple years we talk about how we feel and how we felt when we hit the big birthday years, like 30. Jon and I were talking and I said Jon I still feel like I’m in my 20’s minus the body aches, I still think I can go on burning the candle at both ends. But I’m a bit worried about 40.
Jon cut me off there and was like Josh you’ve always had a ton of energy ever since I’ve meet you. You also were doing something when in High School and beyond. His comments caught me off guard. As they say “you can’t see the forest from the trees” So I took a step back and reflected over the years what my days, weeks, months and years looked like.
For the most part he was very much correct I was always doing something and had a lot of energy to out last everyone I knew. I’m very hard on myself, so I tend to focus on the times when I have nothing going on, I feel guilty about it. This is where the Jim Brown method came in (Not sure if that is an actual method…yet).
After Jim ran the ball and the play was dead, when he was going back to the huddle, he would look like he was out of gas, and could not possible run another play. Maybe it was to psych out the defense. But soon as the ball was snap and he got the ball he would be as explosive as ever. But when he didn’t need to use energy he didn’t. And that was what I focused on, not the times where I could do a 24 hour day of work without a problem, or get up at 4 work to 7pm and then be out with my friends until midnight every day of the week.
Lately I remember the times I used little energy while I was home with nothing on the calendar, not in a hurry to do anything. But when calendar got booked up I had no problem doing everything being everywhere, or what not. And as I look back at it, I’m confident that I was able to manage my energy levels to make sure I could always do and be where I was needed. (for the most part)
Please send me a message or start a discussion below, if things haven’t happen to you as you’ve planned. Someone like you is think the same thing, however they are waiting on YOU to start the discussion