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Ep. 258 - Goals Are For Losers

Ep. 258 - Goals Are For Losers

Update: 2020-01-09
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In January 2019 I set an arbitrary goal: bench press 250 pounds.


This represented a gain of about 30 pounds over what I thought I could bench press.


Within a few weeks (February 5th to be exact) I hit my goal of 250 pounds on a barbell bench press.


Impressive?


Hardly.


It was a dumb goal.


Here’s why:


For starters, it was an arbitrary number. Why not 255? 245? 275? I just plucked 250 pounds out of the air.


Worse, it was finite. Meaning, when I hit my goal - what next? Do I stop going to the gym? Do I pick a new goal? Do I go take up yoga instead?


Numerical goals are for amateurs.


Run a 10K, lose 10 pounds, eat 5 vegetables.


Goals are for losers. Winners create systems.


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Ep. 258 - Goals Are For Losers

Ep. 258 - Goals Are For Losers

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