034 - what got you here won't get you there...

As a society - we despise change. We will do everything within our power to resist it and to keep things how they are. Personally, I have no idea why we would want this to be the case

Perhaps it's the thought of losing what we have is stronger than the desire for what might be if we try to push the envelope... or perhaps it's naturally ingrained phenomena due to our "homeostatic" tendencies where the body as an organism hates change...

God only knows I guess

But the truth to life is - what got you here, to this exact moment, this level - won't get you to the next one. Something is going to have to change if you're going to reach that next level - be it in your sport, relationship, business, academics, as a person, or life in general

You're going to need to work harder and smarter. You're going to need to seek situations that will force you to change. You're going to need to seek out the adversity and the pain, knowing well and good that they're two of the best teachers you could hope for

So you made the local rep squad, that's a phenomenal result and you should be immensely proud of yourself. What the champion knows in this situation is that the real work begins now - and it's going to need to be another level to prepare yourself best

Continually doing what you've always done won't bring growth, it won't drive progress. In fact, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result - by that, many people are insane

Go that little bit further...
Jump that little bit higher...
Push that little bit harder...

Get outside your comfort zone, push the envelope, and know that if you wish to continue to grow and progress than doing what go you here, won't get you there

Actionable Tips + Questions:

  • Am I guilty of being "insane" by doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result?
  • Have I become resistant to change? Am I not seeking enough adversity or pushing hard enough in my training and recovery?
  • If so, how can I change this? What are 1-3 things I can focus on to make myself uncomfortable and drive progress forward once again?
Nick Maier