The Rule of Thirds.
As part of my renewed commitment to my fitness, I signed up with a trainer in early December. His name is Bryce, he's great, and there is really something to be said for having someone push you a bit, even with their mere presence.
Yesterday when I showed up to workout, I said to Bryce, "I'll be honest, I am in a shitty mood, and don't feel like it today."
And as I was warming up, he told me "That's ok, its just The Rule of Thirds."
It is a spectacular idea. If you are chasing a goal, or multiple goals, and you feel good 100% of the time, something is wrong.
Goals require you to get uncomfortable, and being uncomfortable should be mentally tough on occasion.
Progress doesn't happen as steady forward motion, and the most important days aren't the 1/3rd that feel good. The important days are the 1/3rd that suck but you show up anyway... even if you have to phone it in a bit... show up.
Also, it is a bit of a relief, on days where you feel kind of mid, to remember this is an essential part of the journey, and not a failure.
1/3rd good days, 1/3rd mid days, and 1/3rd crappy days.
Here is the story of the rule's origin.
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Talk to you next week.
-Spencer, Owner of 4KWeeks.com
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