Habits

Exercise | Habits | Lifestyle | Writing

Felling the Tree

“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to be.” – James Clear This morning the snooze alarm went off well before I was prepared to get up. I don’t use the snooze button mind you; don’t believe in it. You’re either sleeping or you’re getting up. But my…

Exercise | Habits | Lifestyle

Progress Whispers

Scales don’t lie, and this week I added a couple of travel pounds. Sales meetings involve unnatural portion sizes repeated often, with snacks in between. And so the pants were a bit more snug than when I arrived. That seemed to be the consensus as all 90% of us immediately agreed to lose 10 pounds…

Habits

Choices & Habits, Hell Yes or No

Mulling over this Tweet from James Clear today: The 2 keys to Elite Results 1) Make great choices 2) Build great habits Your choices – what you work on, who you work with – create leverage.  A good initial choice can deliver 100x payoff. Your habits unleash leverage.  Without great habits, great choices are just…

Habits

Identity

For all the goals and strategic plans I’ve put together in my lifetime, I don’t believe it all led to a massive leap forward in fitness levels, or weight, or quota attainment, or some other goal I’ve had along the way.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big believer in goals and working plans.  But…

gardening | Habits

Pruning

“Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have.” – Paul Graham Spring is a good time to assess the yard, clean up the debris that accumulates over winter that was covered over in snow, fix things that need fixing, and prune the trees and shrubs to clean…

Lifestyle

Chin Up

Rowing is a great exercise, and as I’ve mentioned I’ve gotten reacquainted with it the last couple of weeks as I work to re-establish my morning exercise habit.  When you row alone in a basement there are a few ways to pass the time on long rows; play music, listen to a podcast or some…

Habits | Lifestyle | Stoicism

Stoicism and Daily Habits

I’m pondering a pair of quotes from the stoics.  They go well together of course; each a call to action.  And these quotes also pair well with two books I’m reading right now. “Give yourself fully to your endeavors.  Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a…