Consistent Persistence

Week 13 of 14: PRACTICE

Recovery Day
150 Row
12 TTB

B) For time:
800 run, 25 squats at 4 corners
C) 3 rds on 3:
5 BS @ 75-77.5%

Week 13 of 14: PRACTICE

A) 5 RFQ
3 Squat Snatches @ 65-70%
6 Burpees
12 Pushups

B) 4 RFQ
200 run
15 Strict PullupsThe trail of self-mastery is riddled with twists and turns – there is no such thing as the ‘right’ way. It’s the one time in life you really can’t ever be lost. The only mis-step is letting yourself get stopped, and taking yourself out of the game.

I’ll never forget a conversation I had once with one of my clients about public speaking. He is a doctor… and has made a career of speaking to different groups around the world on different topics – all related to the medical field. I asked him once how he got into being known as a public speaker on such a wide variety of topics. His answer shocked me.

He said that he was never an expert in any of the areas that he has spoken on prior to giving the talk. He booked his first speaking engagement on a topic about which he know NOTHING. He gave himself a lead time of about 2 months… and in that time, he BECAME an expert on the topic. He continued to use this strategy over the years, and now, when he want’s to learn about a new topic, he schedules himself to give a talk about it. How’s THAT for accountability.

Here’s the thing… he’s found a strategy that for him, works. He has confidence that he can do it – he’s proven it to himself time and again that he is capable of learning enough about a topic to sound like an expert even when he’s never spoken about it before.

Would that work for me? I don’t think so (although I’ve never actually tried it). Just thinking about doing something like that puts me into a bit of a panic. The good news is that I don’t have to do it that way… there are many ways to hold yourself accountable without the fear of public humiliation (thank goodness!) just as there are many routes on the path to self mastery. The only way you’ll know for you is by being in the game. Try something… see if it works. If it’s effective – great. If not, try something else. Have fun with it. Look for your way around, under, through, between, over, and in. Don’t get discouraged. Consistent persistence… you can take that to the bank.

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