The Way You Do Everything


As I sweated, groaned and complained this morning at my personal trainer about the way he was pushing me, he hit me with a smart one-liner. He’s quite the philosopher, young Brenton.

He said, Jonny, the way you do anything is the way you do everything.

In other words,

  • If you give up here before you’re done, you’ll give up everywhere before you’re done
  • If mediocre is your standard here, it’s probably your standard whatever you’re doing
  • If you don’t care about your fitness, you don’t care about much else either

The ability to push yourself – or find someone else who can push you – in all areas of your life is a critical piece in the success jigsaw.

The next time I’m stuck for words to finish a post, video or email, I’ll think of that last agonising press-up, and push on through the pain.


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