Want some crazy gains? Block out a single time for your most important activities, do the core activity and that alone during that time, never miss a day, and refuse to be outworked in that timeframe.
Battling off procrastination and really focusing is hard enough.
But success can be even sneakier in a way. The next time you get a run of much-bigger-than-usual wins in a row, you might be surprised at your own reaction.
You'll likely get a burst of adrenalin and positive euphoric hormones... followed by a crash.
Bank on it. Count on it. Plan for it.
And then fight it.
Dealing with bad days is hard, but you've got practice with it. Dealing with low energy is hard, but you can train it up and do cleanup/maintenance tasks when low. Dealing with large amounts of success coming at a rapidly fast pace can be paradoxically more challenging.
You're likely to get sloppy, or break off the pattern that just led you to the wins. You might fail to consolidate, or not followthrough to lock in the gains.
As bad as failure is, success can at times be worse. Because it's sneaky. Success, especially outsized successes, have a way of setting you up to take your eye off the ball, to get off your gain, and to crash resoundingly hard.
Celebrate for a moment. Have a celebratory chicken curry, or whatever it is you eat and drink. Accept the high-fives and well-wishes... briefly. Then re-evaluate, get over yourself, and get back to hustling.
"After victory, tighten the straps on your helmet." -- Tokugawa Ieyasu, The Third and Final "Great Unifier" of Japan, Founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate That Ruled Japan For 250 Years
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