I have a book in my collection that I’ve lent out and replaced probably 5 times and referred to hundreds of people since I first read it years back.
The core message is that with some concentration on the small things, the big things will take shape. In other words, small habits make a big difference in long term performance.
From the Amazon book review: At the outset, the book identifies the three most important fundamentals for consistent success: developing unusual clarity; understanding that habits determine your future; and using a “no exceptions policy” approach to focus on what you want.
That book rests beside one of Chris’ provincial lacrosse medals.
The kid was relentless in his positive habits in pursuit of his goal. Eating right. Push-ups. Cardio. Shooting practice.
It was all part of Being the Best.
I asked him once why at the age of 14 he stopped eating all junk food. He said that he simply thought about the consequences of eating the food and decided that the payback wasn’t worth it.
That developed into long term positive eating habits that shaped his physique and mental attitude going into competition.
Power of Focus. If you haven’t read it, put it on your summer reading list!
Have a great week.