The Power of One Push-Up

Are you feeling guilty for not doing enough? Do you feel like you’re not making progress towards your goals?

Fear not, for the solution is simple: do less than you hoped!

Sounds crazy?

Doing something, even if it’s just a little bit, is better than doing nothing at all.

As James Clear says:

One push up is better than not exercising. One minute of guitar practice is better than none at all. One minute of reading is better than never picking up a book, It is better to do less than you hoped than to do nothing at all.

So, go ahead and do that one push-up, strum that guitar for a minute or read a page of that book.

You’ll be surprised at how much easier it is to continue once you’ve started.

And who knows, maybe that one push-up will turn into a full workout (it works for me!), that one minute of guitar practice will turn into a jam session—and that one minute of reading will leave you unable to put the book down.

It’s so much better to start small and build momentum than to overwhelm yourself and do nothing at all.

So, go ahead and do less than you hoped. You might just surprise yourself with what you can accomplish!

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