Want to put success on auto-pilot with your fitness goals, your work, and your relationships? I’ve got some not-very-exciting news for you then.
If you want to get good at something, to automate success in different areas of your life, you’ve got to be okay with getting bored.
Let me explain. Or rather, let Bruce Lee explain.
I fear not the man who’s practiced ten thousand kicks once, but the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times.
OK, so we all know that Bruce Lee is a beast. Do you think that he got that way by trying new moves every two weeks, or by practicing the same moves over and over again until he perfected them?
Catch my drift?
Bruce Lee is a master of the mundane.
Automate Success By Embracing Difficult Routines
Mastery doesn’t come from doing new, crazy, exciting things all the time. It comes from sticking with what works, automating the decisions that make your every day easier, and falling in love with the learning process.
There’s a mindset shift that needs to take place here because the movie industry makes us believe that even our hardcore training should be special, exciting, and glamorous. But guess what? Ten minutes into marathon training, and I promise, the glamour fades away real fast.
There are just not enough blood-pumping Eminem tracks to keep you in training mode for a two-hour run. In order to automate success with your fitness goals, you have to embrace the brutality of training hard.
Automate Success By Mastering The Mundane
Some of the most successful people in the world don’t need new, sexy, exciting modalities but they’re able to embrace boring, mundane stuff in places where it doesn’t matter.
James Clear, the best-selling author of Atomic Habits, puts it this way in his book:
The only way to become excellent is to become endlessly fascinated by doing the same thing over and over. Fall in love with the process.
Listen, this doesn’t mean you can never have fun, it just means you can stop wasting your mental energy on stuff that doesn’t matter. Save your fun for entertainment and vacations and holidays.
Drink the same protein shake every morning. Do the same workout routine every week. Practice the same Bruce Lee kick ten thousand times.
Automate success by embracing the boring.
In this week’s podcast, I’m breaking down this concept in detail and why it works so well.
- How embracing mundane routines with your nutrition and workout routines can be a game-changer for your fitness goals
- Why our muscles need boring routines to see real change
- How to leave regret behind, meet your goals, and automate success by choosing the boring stuff
Where in your life can you do more boring stuff to get the results you want? Watch this podcast to find out!