“NEVER MISTAKE ACTIVITY FOR ACHIEVEMENT.” – JOHN WOODEN.
There is a quote to think about this week.
In today’s hustle culture, so many of us get caught up in how much we are doing without thinking about how much progress we are making toward our goals.
Are you achieving, or are you just spinning your wheels with more and more activity?
When it comes to training and nutrition, the same question applies. Are you just packing your week with workouts and “bio hacks,” or are you being intentional with what will get you toward your goals?
STOP FOCUSING ON THE WRONG THING
Success is not measured by the quantity of work you do but by the quality of what you achieve. It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that more is always better, but the truth is that actual progress is made by focusing on what really matters.
It’s not about how many reps you do or how long you spend in the gym. It’s about the effort you put in and the results you achieve. Are you just going through the motions when you hit the gym, or are you going in with a clear purpose, focusing on your execution, and remaining present before moving on to the next thing?
WHEN YOU SHIFT YOUR FOCUS FROM QUANTITY TO QUALITY, YOU’LL FIND THAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH MORE IN LESS TIME.
You’ll be able to make significant progress toward your goals and feel more fulfilled knowing that you’re moving forward meaningfully.
Don’t scroll through your phone in between sets. Don’t check your email or think about the next task on your to-do list. If you are training, then train. If you aren’t happy with the results you are getting at the gym, it is likely not because you aren’t doing enough. It might just be because you aren’t putting enough focus and effort into what you are doing already.
So don’t worry about how much you do. Instead, focus on doing what matters, and the rest will fall into place.
NEVER MISTAKE ACTIVITY FOR ACHIEVEMENT.
ONE THING TO TRY THIS WEEK
ZERO IN AND FOCUS
What is one area of your life that could use a little bit more focus? Instead of thinking about what new workout routine you can add or what else you can do to improve your health, think about something you are doing already and how you can do it better.
Can you commit to sitting down at every meal and chewing your food for better digestion?
Can you swap out the late-night scrolling and read a book instead to maximize the quality of your sleep?
Can you commit to not checking your email or social media at the gym and instead focus on being intentional with your time so you can get the most out of your workout?
Nothing requires you to DO MORE, but they will help you ACHIEVE MORE. That is your goal for this week.