Success cannot be compartmentalised. You are either improving or becoming
worse. There is no static.
Say I get 80% on an exam. Great. But if I’ve been eating junk food all
week and I’ve missed 3 workouts I am not succeeding.
Intelligence is a great strength but it is also your greatest weakness.
The smarter you are, the better your mind will be at convincing you to
take the easy road. “You’ve studied hard this week, you can skip the gym.”
“You ate really healthy all day today, you can have that cake.” Be stronger than that. Be accountable.
I have a checklist on my phone and my laptop of daily tasks. How do I stay
accountable? Easy. I do not sleep until its done. Ever. Most days I’ll
complete my list during the day but somedays its 1am and I am still
grinding. These are the days you have to get it done. Why? Because that is
when everyone else quits, and you want to be the best.
5 mins Meditation
10 pages of a good book
Sprints or Striking or 1 mile run
150 revision cards
Pushups x 100
Squats x 100
Situps x 100
Watch 1 jiujitsu technique online
10 minutes stretching/mobility
My daily tasks change. School work fluctuates. Personal obligations can
create more work too and I get this done. The list is simply the things
I owe everyday before I can go to sleep.
Your list should be different. We all have different goals. So how do you
make your list? I made mine by writing down the bare minimum I need to
achieve to feel productive and successful each day.
What’s the point? When you feel productive and successful everyday, there
is no challenge you will not dominate. Pre-exam nerves dissipate. Public
speaking feels easier. Confidence grows because your competence grows.
Think about your own goals and break it down to daily obligations. Be