Friday, February 10, 2012

This took me only 51 seconds to read...

So what really is our goal?

Make what ever you want to improve at automatic.
When it becomes automatic, which it will, you don't even have to think about it and that is where we all want to be.   Because when we have to think about anything we will usually start telling ourselves why we don't feel like doing it.

The key to accomplishing anything worthwhile is consistency which is eventually gonna mean doing something when we don't feel like it!

Keep doing what you have been doing and you will keep getting what you've been getting. Dishes, exercise, eating, reading, walking - The goal in the end is to make these things automatic.

So with all that being said, how do we make things automatic?  Repetition.  Repetition always has been and always will be the mother of skill.  My point with all of this is that we probably put way to much pressure on ourselves to do everything perfect when our goal really should be to make these things automatic and as a result easier.  As Ralph Waldo Emerson would say, and you should really internalize this; "Whatever we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased."

This idea I believe to be why I can run 19 miles today and it will actually be easier than most people running 2 two to three miles.  It's not me, it's the repetition.

Jeffrey J. Miller
Extreme marathoner
Future New York Times best selling author
of "The 365 Day Challenge"

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