Nobody stays exactly on the path, we all veer off. Lose a bit of direction, get lost. Some people don’t make it back to the path though. They drift off course and don’t notice until its too late. Sometimes there are things built into the process that keeps you on course like your progress tracking, but sometimes plans are less tangible and the tracking process is not there so losing direction can happen much easier. It happens with your studies. Nutrition, training, relationships, etc. It happens in anything we do, any process. This is the reality. We need process, people or checks to keep us on course. You need a compass of sorts to remind you of the general direction you need to be going in to get to where you want to be. It can be as simple as having your goals up in a place that is visible for you to see. It can be sharing your goals with your friends and getting their help to keep you on track. It can be a time that you schedule with yourself to review what you are doing and if it is effective. What ever you do it has to be effective for you. It is your process.
It is really easy to get lost in the daily grind, especially if you are busy and have lots of things to focus on. It is natural to get lost in the overload of all the day to day things you need to focus on. So its good to take a moment to step back and look at what you are doing in terms of the bigger picture. Is it working? Could it be better? Do you need help ? I say this a lot. It is a Process. The process is unique to you, it is affected by your strengths, weaknesses, history, outlook, time frame, goals, environment, etc. No two people are alike so their processes wont be either. There will be people with similar experiences who you can learn from and who can guide you, but in the end you are responsible for yourself. Not your parents, not your friends, not your coach, YOU. So you need to define your process, you need keep yourself on course. Surround yourself with people who support you and help you on this journey, but you must own it.
So take some time to get your shit together and make sure you keep winning at this thing called life. This is bigger than training and exercise, but I have yet to see something better than training that prepares you to handle its challenges.
Keep moving, keep growing and stay on course.