The more you stress yourself at X, the more capacity you build for X. (Researchers Tony Schwartz, Jim Loehr)
- You build more muscles by lifting heavier weights.
- You build more endurance by running farther.
Similarly, you build more capacity to perform by working harder.
- Troy Polamalu goes full out on every pass play.
- Therefore, he builds more capacity to perform than someone who doesn't play full out.
Imagine your next 5 minutes of work as a football play. The more you push yourself in those next 5 minutes to perform, the more capacity you build to get more things done in future 5 minutes plays.
That is, for example, instead of finishing 1 task in five minutes, you see yourself finishing:
- 1.5 tasks a five minutes set
- 1.8 tasks in the next set
- 2.1 tasks in the next set
- Etc, etc, etc
SHABAMA YOU WIN YOU WIN
Here's one way to do it:
- Shibobo sets a timer for 5 minutes.
- Shibobo goes full out trying to complete as many things as he can.
- Shibobo takes a quick break to regain full energy for the next 5 minutes.
Every set helps him get more things done in successive sets.
Be More Productive
Build more capacity to perform with 100% work sets.
You = Troy Polamalu.
Posted on December 14
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