My Predictions
January 9, 2018
Intention, Expectations, and Prioritization
February 13, 2018

Base Hits Every Day

You have the tools, the knowledge, and the capacity to improve your life– your health, your relationships, or your financial status. Do you believe me?

I’ll provide no commentary on relationships or finances because I feel that I’m a journeyman in those areas.

But I know how to change your fitness and physique radically. Here’s how:

If you’re curious, you might be leaning on the edge of your seat, eager to hear the secret.

What I have to tell you next is not sexy.

It is not flashy.

However, if you’re interested in results instead of novelty or sizzle, pay attention.

Did you know the difference between a .260 batting average and a .300 is worth millions of dollars? Compounded over a career, this is a trip to the Hall-of-Fame.

Did you also know that a .040 point improvement in batting averages to about 1-1.5 hits per week? What results in a base hit rather than an out is a matter of 1/4 of an inch on a baseball bat.

If we reflect on this, it’s inspiring to see what marginal improvements can yield. At least to me.

If you’re an Average Joe and not an All-Star Slugger (see my overly intense, yet unathletic pose) you’re susceptible to the pressures of the “real” world.

The principles I’ll share with you are the same.

#1 Commit and APPRECIATE that small positive actions are all that you need

Here is the prevailing thought pattern: If I can’t eat kale that has been sung to by angels, well then, pass the cheeseburger and fries.

We overestimate the intensity and underestimate the duration.

Base hits every day are what set up a grand slam.

#2 Repeated, Consistent Action

You don’t get in shape from doing three sets of squats, and you won’t get ripped from eating three salads.

You won’t notice the small actions I mentioned in #1 on a daily basis.  In fact, by the time people take notice, the work’s been done. This is why 99% of people stop.  It doesn’t feel like enough. Therefore it must not be enough.

These actions work like compound interest. Often, a commitment to one seemingly inconsequential action step (e.g., drinking water) feeds other positive behaviors (e.g., taking vitamins with your water).

#3 The Right Fix Is The Quick Fix

Lottery winners go broke.  Dave Ramsey said poor is a state of mind, broke is I’m just passing through.

Taking a quantum leap and losing weight as fast as possible–be it pills, starvation, or extreme exercise–is a different model of the lottery-losing mentality.

Final Thoughts

Most people will read this and think, in their best southern-Grandma voice, “Oh, that sounds lovely.”

Will you be the minority who thinks, “I can do a 5-minute action every day?”  And then goes and does do it.

You might need guidance on prioritization. When fitness crosses with the media, it creates an in-your-face-with-a-megaphone delivery of advice.

With all the noise, it can be challenging to decipher what actions you could take to move your health forward.

We’re rescheduling our snowed out Goal Setting Seminar on Sunday, February, 25th @ 4 pm.  This event is free to the first 30 people who register as we have limited space.

In this, we will cover:

  • A system for setting and achieving goals — whether you’re a self-identified Type A or Type B
  • How one action can increase your chance of success by 42%
  • How to stay focused in a distracting world

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, learn more here.

Coach Ryan

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