Consistent inputs, compounded over time
“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver
“I wish I looked like you.”
“You have a dream job”
“It would be great to be so strong.”
What many people don’t realize is that those who are healthy, strong and successful got that way due to an aggregation of marginal gains.
Consistent inputs, compounded over time.
As that relates to exercise and health…
Consistently showing up to workouts.
Prepping your meals each week.
Planning and journaling your workouts.
Maintaining quality sleep habits.
Proactively managing stress.
All of these inputs are boring and mundane but they anchor you to your goals and build equity in your health.
During hectic times of the year; through the holidays, when you’re traveling; when you’re stressed or have a heavy load at work your previous deposits allow you to make withdrawals (lost sleep, more stress, more food, less workouts) while creating less a strain on your life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Small diversions from the norm won’t throw you off track if you have consistent healthy patterns to support you. Batting .800 is pretty damn good. The key is that you continually make deposits. No one is perfect all the time, but by and large the successful ones have been investing in their position for years and will continue to through all seasons.
Shout out to my friend and client @magdalenamcclellan who has consistently put work in for years both with me and on her own. With a full plate at home with three kids and a business she has made a ton of progress with consistent application of the basics done extraordinarily well.