Magic Bullets

You gotta eat healthy and act healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story. There is no magic bullet. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.

The truth is this: Do the things you need to do, and eat your damn broccoli. Then, repeat this every day. But you already knew that, didn’t you? I know you want to hear the one magical hack that will make you more productive, healthy, and successful.

Take it! It is not the beliefs you have, nor the things you learn, that determine your results. Rather, it is the actions that you practice every single day. Exercising, accomplishing tasks, eating healthy food, saying your nearest about your love. The problem is that “doing things” is usually difficult; it requires discipline (a beast of your childhood), and it pulls you away from the fun stuff you want to do. But what do you need to do to make progress? Just do things every day. Practice. Be consistent!

You need to be consistent to make progress, to achieve success, to get fit, and to do better work. Look at successful people or top performers in the world. Do you believe their accomplishments are a result of rubbing on Aladdin’s lamp? In reality, when you look at those people you’ll see consistent repetition. They all have systematic and purposeful practice! It doesn’t matter if you have a “bad” project — we all have “bad” days. But we still turn up.

Repeat. Spend your time taking more repetitions rather than searching for another hack. It’ll end in success. Top experts spend more time focusing on what works. The only way to find out what works is to devote time to the search.

Be picky. You should know what to focus on and what to ignore. Get in there, set a priority, and focus. Turn off the mental noise and distractions filling up your mind and your environment and get everything you want.

Tell perfection to fuck off. Consistency doesn’t mean doing things perfectly. It means to act. If you want to have long-term success, you have to plan for a little bit failure. In case things don’t work out, you’ll know what to do and how to get back on track.

Progress is a natural result of staying focused on the process of doing anything. — Thomas Sterner, The Practicing Mind

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