“When it comes to mastering a skill, time is the magic ingredient. Assuming your practice proceeds at a steady level, over days and weeks certain elements of the skill become hardwired. Slowly, the entire skill becomes internalized, part of your nervous system.”
The alarm goes off at 4:20am every morning.
And, every morning, I have two persistent early morning hopes:
That I’ll pop out of bed and be…
It never happens. Ever.
No, in the morning, I need the slow marinade: a mundane and boring routine.
“I have some goals that I would like to accomplish to where I can consider myself to be great. And I don’t have to compare myself to Michael (Phelps) to consider myself great.”
ACTION ITEM: Identify what YOU need to do to consider YOURSELF to be GREAT.
Referring to Olympic…
The process of training for big goals reveals the same thing each time: a consistent routine develops over time and that routine is what leads to success.
Habits are habits.
When chasing a big goal, especially a fitness goal, you simply choose habits that benefit you.
I’m in the process…
We had a really hard swim practice on Wednesday.
Thursday morning called for a hard bike-run brick effort.
Driving to swim practice on Friday morning, I was tired and trying to find the enthusiasm for a 90-minute practice.
When I pulled into the parking lot, I saw that everyone was…
The days when I want to are bliss. It’s easy to get up. It’s easy to get out the door. It’s easy to get started.
Unfortunately, they are few and far between.
As the damn process would have it, the days that I don’t want to are far too often…
The other day I was listening to a Joe Rogan podcast where he interviewed Mat Fraser, the first and only person to win five CrossFit Games titles, winning the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 CrossFit Games consecutively. …
I love motivation.
Let me clarify: I love intrinsic motivation.
I love the process-oriented mindset that it creates.
There is no better feeling than when all that matters is the drive to engage in the journey of what you’re working toward. It’s deeply satisfying. So satisfying that it leaves me…
As someone who believes that play is an innate ability that each of us possesses — and have possessed since childhood — to unlock success, Simon Sinek was speaking my language from the outset of his book, The Infinite Game. Sinek’s book is about mindset — adopting an infinite mindset…
Toward the end of 2020 I picked up David Goggins’ book, Can’t Hurt Me.
I loved it.
I loved the “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” mentality.
I loved his grind mentality.
I loved the swearing; the authenticity.
He’s not for everyone.
Nor am I.
After reading his…