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Internal Scorecard #7: Long-Term Trajectories and Habit Installations


This is the seventh internal scorecard I've posted. I put these up as a way for you to see what production and productivity actually look like (with the up's and down's, and so on), and as a measure for myself of what's happening and what's to come.

This covers 30 June to 6 July.


"Goals are the things that you really want to achieve, while desires are things you want that can prevent you from reaching your goals—as I previously explained, desires are typically first-order consequences. For example, a goal might be physical fitness, while a desire is the urge to eat good-tasting, unhealthy food (i.e., a first-order consequence) that could undermine you obtaining your fitness goal. So, in terms of the consequences they produce, goals are good and desires are bad." -- Ray Dalio, Principles, p27

The Most Important Rule of Fitness

On Travel 'n' Wellness

Supposed "experts" within the fitness realm are keen to dole out a plethora of suggestions on how to stay in shape. Typical advice ranges from ridiculous things like "run 30 minutes on a treadmill, 3 days a week" to even MORE ridiculous tips like "avoid all free weights or DIE a slow and painful death." While the advice is awful, the intent is promising: improve your health to live a happier, more fulfilling life.

But why is it important to improve your health?

Sure, it's a powerful ego boost to look good naked at home and impress the attractive girl at work (not at the same time, necessarily); and there's incontrovertible evidence concerning the myriad of health benefits that come from getting off the couch and losing weight. 

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