Practice matters more than the game

Today, let’s draw inspiration from a powerful quote by Tony Robbins and the incredible dedication of NBA star Stephen Curry. Tony Robbins once said, “You are rewarded in public for what you practice in private.” Let’s explore how practice matters more than “the game”. Swap out the game for anything you are trying to improve upon.

Stephen Curry: A Lesson in Practice

In his career, Stephen Curry has made an astonishing 2.5 million shots over 15 years, with only about 15,000 of these in actual games. That’s less than 1/10 of 1% of his total shots! This staggering statistic shows that what we see in games is just the tip of the iceberg – the real work happens in the countless hours of practice.

What if all he cared about was the game? What if the main focus was the game, would he practice for hours and hours each day, taking shot after shot after shot even though he’s been shooting his whole life?

Applying the Logic to Our Lives

If we apply this logic to our daily habits, we can see how the small, consistent actions we take every day can add up to significant results. Consider these daily practices:

  • Eating 1-2 servings of protein at each meal.
  • Filling half your plate with vegetables.
  • Drinking enough water based on your body weight. (ask me!)
  • Getting 7+ hours of sleep each night.
  • Doing 2 – 4 workouts a week.
  • Walking for 30 minutes each day.

Over a year, these actions compound tremendously, leading to hundreds of servings of protein and vegetables, thousands of ounces of water, numerous hours of sleep, and many workouts and walking sessions. These are the reps that add up to big changes.

Finding Your Middle Ground

It’s crucial not to overwhelm yourself by changing everything at once. The key is consistency. Start with one small change and make it a part of your daily routine. Once it becomes a habit, add another. This could be as simple as buying prepared protein for unplanned days, having a meal ready in the fridge, shutting off electronics before bed, or adding a 30-minute walk to your evening.

The Results of Consistent Effort

Imagine following this process for a year. The scale becomes less important as you feel healthier in body and mind. The question isn’t just about weight loss – it’s about how your life transforms when you consistently practice healthy habits.

Remember, it’s not about doing nothing or trying to do everything all at once. Find your balance, put in the reps, and watch as you become a new person over time. Those habits become easier too.

If you need help finding your middle ground and establishing these habits, I’m here to guide you. Together, we can make this journey towards a healthier, happier you. Set up a 10 minute call with me to chat about getting started!

Until next time, let’s start putting in our reps and watch the magic happen!

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