I found an interesting blog yesterday from lifehacker.com and knew I had to share it with everyone. If you have a chance, read the whole article, but for now I will summarize.
Your probably wondering what Jerry Seinfeld has to do with becoming a healthier person, but the tip he shares is extremely effective…read on!
In this article Seinfeld shared one of his biggest contributors during his grueling journey to becoming one of the greatest known comics. Seinfeld said the only way to become a better comic is to write better jokes, and the only way to write better jokes was to write every day. He revealed a calendar system he used to pressure himself into writing.
He said the best way to become better at something is to practice and stay consistent. Here is what to do!
Get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker.
For each day you EXERCISE(or whatever), put a big red X over that day. “After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain.”
Jerry Said with emphasis! “Don’t break the chain,”
We can’t overcome large obstacles in one day, it’s the consistent pushing and pulling, inch by inch that result in extraordinary outcomes. Daily action builds habits, and habits are easier to maintain.
Just don’t skip a day, because it will be easier to skip the next!
Get your calendar(comment below if you would like me to email you a good calendar) and start making those X’s
and don’t break the chain!