Ever heard of, “inch by inch anything’s a cinch”?
Consistent daily action that builds extraordinary outcomes.
If you want to be more productive with anything in life (health/fitness [CrossFit], career, family, friends, finances) then consistency is the key.
Here is a great story on how a BIG Time Celeb (and personal fav).
Years ago when Jerry Seinfeld was a new television show, Jerry Seinfeld was still a touring comic. At the time, I
was hanging around clubs doing open mic nights and trying to learn the ropes. One night I was in the club where Seinfeld was working, and before he went on stage, I saw my chance. I had to ask Seinfeld if he had any tips for a young comic. What he told me was something that would benefit me a lifetime…
He said the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes was to write every day. But his advice was better than that. He had a gem of a leverage technique he used on himself and you can use it to motivate yourself—even when you don’t feel like it.
He revealed a unique calendar system he uses to pressure himself to write. Here’s how it works.
He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker.
He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day. “After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain.”
“Don’t break the chain,” he said again for emphasis.
Over the years I’ve used his technique in many different areas. I’ve used it for exercise, to learn programming, to learn network administration, to build successful websites and build successful businesses.
It works because it isn’t the one-shot pushes that get us where we want to go, it is the consistent daily action that builds extraordinary outcomes. You may have heard “inch by inch anything’s a cinch.” Inch by inch does work if you can move an inch every day.
Daily action builds habits. It gives you practice and will make you an expert in a short time. If you don’t break the chain, you’ll start to spot opportunities you otherwise wouldn’t. Small improvements accumulate into large
improvements rapidly because daily action provides “compounding interest.”
Check out the full article of Jerry Seinfeld's Productivity Secret.
AMRAP 1 minute back squats (155/105)
rest 30 seconds
AMRAP 2 minutes kettlebell swings (70/53)
rest 30 seconds
AMRAP 3 minutes knees-to-elbows
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