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Tracking Consistency and Achieving Goals

by on Jan 21st, 2009

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I’ve been training at the same place every morning for the past several years, and I am quite content.  It’s not that it’s filled with “State of The Art” equipment or is loaded with people pursuing the same goals as me.  They don’t blast headbanging music to get me pumped up before a set.  Nope.  What I appreciate so much about it is the group of three guys who realize the importance of consistency.  These guys never miss a workout, and that inspires me to get up on the coldest of mornings and get ready to work hard.  I am a huge advocate of intelligent consistency.  What I hope you picked up on was the “intelligent” part.  This is to say that you must have the ability to control yourself and do so intelligently.  Sure, train everyday, but if you are jaded and need a day off, don’t push yourself beyond that threshold.  Consistently work on mobility, stability, strength, and power off the track to protect yourself from injury.  Consistently eat well to aid recovery and fuel your immune system.  You get the idea.

I recall a friend once saying Jerry Seinfeld was an advocate of consistency.  He would take a calendar, and each day he would write a new joke, then cross each day off.  With consistency, it grew to look like a chain.  I suggest you do the same regardless of the goal you are chasing be it running faster, finishing a book, or understanding calculus.  Have you done something today to get you closer to your goal?  A new favorite tool of mine is www.DontBreakTheChain.com, which is a digital calendar that allows you to mark each day and measure your consistency.  Sign up and get to work!

Best,
Carson Boddicker

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