As I did my cardio today my mind wandered (as usual) and I began thinking about the difference between hero worship and respect. It got me thinking alot about the differences between the two and why one is dangerous while the other is the way to go.
With one, a person listens to everything someone says and tries to implement their life strategies in exact alignment with that person. They tend not to question anything said or done by that person. If the person is trying a new workout, people follow that workout without question. When the person makes a bold claim, everyone falls in line without questioning the claim or asking for it to be proven true. It is all about blind (or not so blind) following. At times it can appear to be a love affair.
With the other, a person listens to everything someone says and then tests the veracity of what is said before trying to implement their life strategies in alignment with that person. They question everything said or done by that person because they expect transparency. If the person is trying a new workout, people ask for clarifications as to why that workout should be followed. When the person makes a bold claim, everyone questions the claim and asks for proof that it is true. It is all about digging deeper and gaining a greater understanding of the other person's world.
The first is hero worship while the second is respect. Here worship is dangerous and can only lead to trouble down the road. Respect is healthy and encouraged. Respect enables us to learn something from the person we are respecting. Hero worship is not healthy. Respect is extremely healthy. Hero worship takes you down the wrong road while respect enables you to learn alot.
While I understand hero worship, I encourage everyone to form their own opinions and make informed decisions at every step of the way. It is why I get concerned about the things I read on other blogs at times. It is why I try to be open and vulnerable on my own blog. I don't want to mislead anyone.
|Week Begins 5/4/2008|
|M1 *||5:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||5:30 a.m.|
|M2 *||8:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|M3 *||11:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|M4 *||2:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|M5 *||5:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|M6 *||7:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Water *||264 oz||264 oz||240 oz||240 oz|
|Post-workout nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-sleep nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cals within 5% (+/-) *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Target Ratios (C/P/F)||10/60/30||10/60/30||1||1||10/60/30||10/60/30||10/60/30|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||1339||1354||1369||1384||1384||1384||1384|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||1365||1380||1395||1410||1410||1410||1410|
|* = Counts towards total|
PACE cardio on elipptical for 24 minutes.
Thought for the Day:
Take it all in, consider all the angles and then make your own decisions.
Question of the Day:
Do you tend to fall more into the hero worshipper category or the respector category?
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!5