| David Gane
- me, on a daily basis
future version of you
I read a post on Reddit Fitness by SuperManBK. He talks about his sixteen year progression from an average scrawny 12 year old into a lean and strong 28 year old. What caught my attention was what he says near the bottom:
sweep the floor
In his book, Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday tells how his friend the philosopher and martial artist Danielle Bolelli uses the metaphor that training is like sweeping the floor:
Just because we've done it once, doesn't mean the floor is clean forever.
Success at anything doesn't come immediately and patience is required.
My path to getting the things I want in life is my daily to-do list:
- read 30 minutes
- walk the dog
- blog post
- practice French
- practice Greek
Each of these items are all set on repeat, day after day. Sometimes it's boring and the suckiest part is I have to do them every stinking day.
But most of them only take half an hour or an hour, and then I'm done and I'm one day closer to my goal.