Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Out of touch

Yesterday, I stepped into the gym after months of putting it off due to various unavoidable circumstances.

Funny, it kind of felt weird. I've always loved going to the gym. It was the one place where I could find peace no matter how pissed off I might be. Yet, yesterday was different.

I felt exhausted even before I lifted any weight. It was like I didn't belong there.

This feeling is commonly referred to as "out of touch".

I ditched gym for months and as a result, I forgot how it felt like. I was out of sync. There was no routine to follow. No weights to lift. No protein shakes. For months, I've been living on a bad diet.

All these took a toll on me.

No matter how much you love doing something or how proficient you're in something, you gotta keep in touch with it. Otherwise, you risk losing efficiency.

Practice makes perfect. Perfection can't be achieved. So, keep practising.

Practice puts brains in your muscles.
— Sam Snead

If you're a writer, keep writing new stuff every day.

If you're a musician, keep working on your tunes to create masterpieces.

Every craft needs constant attention to be performed at peak level. Don't lose touch. It'll take a lot of time to get back on track.

Make time every day to sharpen your skills. Even if it's for a few minutes.

It'll be a worthy investment.

You need to sharpen your skills every day to perform at peak level. Don't fall out of touch.

Want vs. Need

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