The other day I got thinking about the amount of time it takes become an expert in something. Conventional wisdom says that it takes 10000 hours of deliberate practice. You can’t just go through the motions and expect to get better at something you want to learn. You have to work on your weaknesses. Continue reading “Scheduling my time from now on.”
No such thing as luck or natural talent. All you have to do is put in the work. If you are a little further behind your goals than you want to be then just put in a little more work. You have to do it for you because no one who hasn’t been where you are will know the work you’ve put in. They’ll see the results but they will not see all the work. Do it because it’s part of who you are today and who you want to be tomorrow. Continue reading “Make Your Own Luck”
I’ve never been one to make NY resolutions as I found it kind of pointless. I was already doing what I wanted to be doing and didn’t need the New Year to remind myself to set goals and achieve them. Having worked at a gym it was a wonder to see hordes of people flood the gym only to vacate the gym by June.
The problem I see with people(including myself) setting goals is that they say they are going do something and then they don’t preserve. I’m horrible at that. It makes people think that you are all talk and no action. “But we can try!” I hear you saying to you device. And to that I’m going to tell you what someone told me.
My doc put a piece of paper in front of me and asked me to try and pick it up. So I picked it up. He then asked me “Did you try to pick it up or did you just pick it up?” I said I picked it up. My point is that Yoda was right when gave Luke that sage advice.
What I am doing this year is that I’m writing down my goals for the year and I’m not going to tell anyone about them until I’m done them. That way you avoid doubters and won’t and will feel more satisfied when you get it done.
Have a Happy New Year!
Lately, I have been really struggling with consistency in my life. I am no saint, I eat junk food and I don’t always exercise. And if you haven’t noticed I haven’t kept up the blog. For that, I apologize.
It is important to remember on your journey to not be afraid of failure. If you want to reach your goals you’ll almost certainly fail along the way. When that happens take note of what happened and why, then dust yourself off and keep going. Failure is an important tool that can teach us more about how to succeed at something just as much as having success does.
In my humble opinion, the most important thing you can do to lose weight is to consistently measure your results. I like to jump on the scale every morning, to start my day. Some other people prefer to step on it once a week.
But wait, there’s more!
I have been dealing with a bit of stress lately and not been keeping up all the great habits that have been helping me. I am trying to exercise more than I have been in the past few months. It has been really hard to get back on track Continue reading “Getting Back At It.”