Thursday, May 21, 2009

make it routine

on the walk to work this morning, i was thinking of how i could possibly incorporate waking up early in the morning and jogging to get into better cardio shape for basketball (and wishfully, flag-football and any other sports of interest i can find pick-up games of). i thought to myself: 'how can i get into shape without running'? i had to laugh at this stupidity and laziness of this thought.

if you want the results, you HAVE to make it a point to do ALL the activities that bring about the sought results. the activities have to become routine AND habit. that's the only way. there are no shortcuts. the problem for most people that KNOW EXACTLY what they need to do to reap the desired outcomes is that they are not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to ensure the goals are achieved. that is, people don't want to give up television. people don't want to wake up at 5:30 am. people don't want to work a few hours later in the evening. don't get me wrong, it is difficult. BUT, making it routine (which comes from forced execution for a time window) will incorporate it into your daily habits, and it will no longer seem like a big deal.

make every hour count.

i have purposely omitted the fact that you have to find out what activities bring about the results you seek. this is a totally separate topic for another post potentially. essentially, just as people don't want to give up television, people don't want to do the research to find out how to achieve their goals.


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