Triple Double Tue, Apr 26, 2016
As a follow up to my 'Muscle Memory' Loop a few weeks ago, I have some more Eric Thomas words of wisdom to share that have really been on my mind the past few days: "How you do anything is how you do everything"
To me, this means that I can't, in good conscience, give everything I have to certain aspects of my life and then only give 50% in others. If I'm crushing it in the gym, hitting PRs and being consistent with my schedule but I'm eating terribly, then the good parts really don't matter all that much. Doing one thing halfway is representative of my approach to everything else because I'm setting a standard of settling for mediocrity, and that lower standard is infectious.
Eric talks about the life triple double - a perfect 10 at home with family, a perfect 10 at work, a perfect 10 in personal health and wellness (or religion, school, sports or whatever your most important life categories are). Having a 10 is great but if the others are at 4 and 6, one perfect score is irrelevant.
As we learned in The Happiness Advantage, creating new habits is hard, but it's hard because it's worth it. My goal for the foreseeable future will be creating a habit that will result in pride every time I say that how I do anything is how I do everything.