Have you seen the commencement speech from Admiral McRaven in which he talks about the importance of making your bed? Like many things, people take this too literally. The point of the speech isn’t to say that making your bed is the basis of a successful day; rather, what makes this action a potential success booster is the MINDSET that it promotes. It’s about starting the day off by setting and completing a task. I’ll give you another example…
This post discusses the important of keeping a workout record, so you can track your progress, plan your workouts, hold yourself accountable, and watch yourself grow.
In June I spent about a week speaking with Members of the Members’ Area. The goal was to improve the Members’ Area, but also to figure out how they were using it within their own workout programs. It was really cool to see that there were so many similarities amongst the community. Despite geographics, age, and other differences, it was relatively easy to group people into specific groups or identities.
More than the others, there was one particular group of people that had a higher level of discipline. This group of people had a set schedule for their workouts. They took the time and made the extra effort to ensure that they would be able to stick to their workouts, even with professional and familial obligations.
Most of us assume that the best way to take action is to seek inspiration and get motivated, but this actually isn’t true.
Action INSPIRES motivation. And motivation inspires further action.
So do something. You might not have a plan. You might not want to take action. But if you get the ball rolling, it will eventually roll with its own momentum.
I was sitting at the pool today talking about fitness goals with a very close friend of mine. Let me give you a little back story so you can get a clear picture. We met in Austin about 4 years ago as fellow Midwestern lacrosse players. We are similar in many ways. We’re both entrepreneurs. … Read More
Do you remember feeling different from other kids in school? Maybe you were taller than everyone, bigger than the others, or, if you were like me, you were the shortest one by a few inches. Hopefully now you understand that these differences are what makes us special, and they are to be celebrated (rather than … Read More