The Law That's Holding You Back...

It's a sunny day and I'm just about 30 miles outside of NYC getting ready to head into another business workshop. 

Before I do I wanted to hit you with a law that applies to life, that if you can leverage it, you'll be ahead of 99% of people. 

You'll get more done, you'll get better results, and you'll generally be happier :)

Sound good?

Have you ever heard of Parkinson's Law?

It states...

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."

Think about that...

If you have a project to get done and the boss tells you it needs to be done in two weeks, you'll get it done in two weeks. 

If you have that same exact project and the boss tells you it needs to be done in two days, you'll get it done in two days. 

This is the concept of we always seem busy in life no matter what we get done off our list. 

People give flexibility as to when something can be done, and no matter how long or how short, it will fill that time. 

It's productivity 101. 

So how can we apply this to fitness?

If I told you that you needed to add 3 servings of vegetables per day, seems pretty easy right?

Well, what's the timeframe?

Whatever the timeframe is to get it done, that's how long it will take. 

I want to be able to get 10,000 kettlebell swings in...

How long?

By the end of the month. 

That's how long it will take. 

If I said by the end of the year, that's how long it will take. 

So...

Use this to your advantage when you're setting your goals and assigning yourself things to get done. 

Give yourself a shorter time period, and I can guarantee you'll get it done in a shorter time period. 

That's why the SMART principle is so important in goal setting. 

Specific

Measurable

Attainable 

Realistic

TIMELY.

You could check off the other four categories, but if you don't but a timeframe to it, I can also guarantee it won't happen. 

So, give yourself goals, make sure you're getting things done, but if you want to get more done if you want to get faster results, tighten up the rope on how long you have to complete it because every day we're fighting Parkinson's law. 

And I don't know about you, but I want to win that fight :)

1% Better, right?

I'll be back tomorrow to wrap up the week. 

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling