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The Evolution of My Time/Habit/Life Tracking

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system." -John Gall

I built a pretty good daily tracking template, and I evolved it over time. It's serving me pretty well now. I'd like to show you the evolution.

Version 0 - I realized that tracking my time would be a good thing. I started writing down just one or two things per day.

Here's what my first day of tracking looked like:

26 May - Success

What's the Secret to Fitness?

On Musings of a Dick

If you told me a decade ago that I would love fitness, I would’ve thought you were insane. Yup. Batshit crazy. That’s because ten years ago, I was a 220 lb couch potato that loathed exercise more than anyone I knew. Seriously, I hated exercise like Garfield hates Mondays.

So what’s different now? In terms of my necessities, fitness is right up there with eating, sleeping, and sex.

The secret of fitness is to learn to think of it in the same way as you think about eating, sleeping, and sex.

Ironically, the excitement caused me to wake up late from tossing and turning all night. After glancing at my alarm clock in horror, I quickly downed my morning coffee and hustled to the gym. If I didn’t, I would have had that nagging feeling of missing a workout, a feeling that lasts all day.

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