audio courses I ever listen(ed) to: “The Art of Exceptional Living” by Jim Rohn. (There are a bunch of Jim Rohn clips on YouTube, but if you want the audio course, find it here). I don’t know how many times I listened to that program in the past 25 years, but it always inspires me to keep striving and growing.
One of the stories Jim tells centers around the old saying “An apple a day…….” Obviously the finish to that sentence is “…keeps the doctor away.” Jim asks “What if that was true?” What if something as simple as eating an apple a day influenced your health? Is that suggestion easy or hard to do? It’s easy. Then why don’t most people do it? It’s also easy NOT to do.
The secret to achieving goals, whether it’s in fitness, business, life, quitting smoking, improving your family/relationships, whatever, is not one big magic thing. It’s often a few simple daily habits that make a difference. You just have to do them. Easy things. Like pushups. Easy to do, but also easy not to do.
I have to admit, I haven’t been diligent in doing my daily pushups. Granted, I’ve done 2,396 YTD, but that’s a pretty sorry average of ~ 27 per day since I’ve been keeping track.
It’s better than zero, but not what I’m capable of or should be doing. Even if I’ve just eaten my 2nd Thanksgiving dinner and feel like Mr. Creosote from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, I should be able to bang out 50+ pushups before I go to bed.
So, I will spend the next several months cranking out more pushups and getting my
average up. It’s easy to do; I just need to do it.
What’s something easy that you should be doing?
So why aren’t you doing it?