Every success blogger or self-development literature I see seems to stress the importance of a consistent morning routine, and consistency to the day. But… is that really so? I think that I had a fairly productive week, but I woke up at a different time of day every morning, spent as few as 6 and as many as 16 hours working, and slept for a different amount of time almost every night.
Yup, there is. Gary Keller and Jay Papasan wrote a fantastic book called “The One Thing”, that acknowledges the concept of balance in your life is only the act of balancing rather than balancing itself. You are not in balance; you are striving to retain your balance.
Sometimes you’ll have days where you work 8 hours, spend 8 hours doing what you want, and 8 hours sleeping. Other days you’ll watch Netflix all day, and spend 2 hours working, doing the minimum requirements. And other days you’ll spend 16 hours working, snap at anyone who distracts you, and get done everything you wanted to do.
Book I’m reading right now:Hooked – How to Build Habit-Forming Products
I’m hoping to integrate a lot of this into what I do. This book has already influenced me to make the posting of the Members’ Area more consistent. (Shocking, considering the preface to this email.) If you’re a member and you missed the email earlier this week, start expecting the release of new workouts every Monday, instead of at the beginning of the month.
Fitness focus: New movements.
I’ve said this often, but you need to test your body with new movements in order to get stronger. I’m taking my own advice, and probably starting a new fitness program very soon. (Hint: There’s a blog about them on the Man Flow Yoga website, here)
Finding inspiration from: the fear of failure
There’s nothing like the threat of failure to light a fire under your ass to succeed.