Great post Max, and congratulations on all your hard work in 2016! This is a great example of how combining the concept of the growth mindset with deliberate practice consistently leads to success (or at least meaningful progress!). One line that stood out to me in particular was,
“I accomplished the things I did last year because I simply focused on doing one small thing each day.”
This is the secret sauce (imho). Pick one thing, stay focused, be consistent, and the results compound (habit formation). Too often do we get overwhelmed by some big goal we set (lose 20lbs in 3 months) and fail to even get started. When in reality, it would be much more effective to say, “I’m going to go to the gym for 20 minutes today”, and do that each day. Build the habit, see the results.
Thanks again for writing.