It’s coming up to resolution season. I’ve talked about how we look at resolutions earlier this month. How we should look at changes on a very small scale as things compound. Using this idea, where do you want to be in 10 years?
Using weightlifting as an example. I can go to the gym and look at these guys with impressive physiques and want immediate results. I may feel inadequate and demotivated until I think about the time they’ve spent crafting their bodies, strength, diet and sacrificed social occasions. On the other side of the coin there are those who are entering the gym for the first time, being uncomfortable with simple movements and are at the very beginning of their journey.
It’s vital that we see progress as a daily task over the period of a lifetime. The goal isn’t to lift the most today at the sacrifice of not being able to lift in 20 years. Are the best lifters those who lift the most or those who lift the longest?
Aim to be better than you were yesterday with the knowledge that with this continued progress you will be infinitely better in 10 years.