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Be A Student Of Your Game

Be A Student Of Your Game

Ryan Holiday posted an Instagram post sometime back and someone asked him how he reads so much

His response was firstly I’m a writer so I get paid to read because if I don’t I can’t write

In Steven Pressfields War of art our turning pro (I can’t remember which one) he says a similar thing I write all day then read all night

Coming from the fitness industry a lot of the personal trainers get their basic qualifications and thats it, but the best keep on studying

To master your craft you have to study your craft the world is evolving constantly what worked once might not work now

Don’t be left dead in the water

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There is only Perfectionist Block

Perfectionist Block

– Jessica Brody

Perfection blocks us from pretty much anything we do in life,

I remember when I thought about starting this blog and I said to myself I’ll wait until I am a successful businessman till I start writing (Lol) because then it will be perfect

That would have been many years of writing not done

I always hear people say they’ll wait until they lose weight before they go to the gym < like what?

There is no such thing as writers block or gym block or anything block the only thing that is blocking us is that we want everything to be perfect

And nothing is
So nothing is done

Allow yourself to be bad

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Blank paper

Blank paper

A blank page is the worst thing for an artist

Just staring at it knowing the work has not been done

Knowing resistance has won

On the contrary though a blank piece of paper is also an empty space for opportunity to be unravelled

Unlimited opportunity for creativity

But first the artist must overcome resistance and put pen to pad

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Plunge in anyway

No choice but to plunge in anyway

– Steven Pressfield

In the authentic swing notes from Steven Pressfield first novel

He talks about sometimes a writer doesn’t know what the theme of a book is before or during writing

But he says that’s fine we just have to plunge in anyway

Meaning do the work and write before you have all your ducks in a row

This is true for anything we do in life

A completely unrelated example

I am useless at the online dating thing

I would spend far too long thinking about an opening line then think about what I would say after that and have this whole conversation in my head before I even sent a message

Most of the time the messages never got sent

But when we do the work

Things start to play out and results manifest

Writing the book the theme unfolds
Sending tbe first message the conversation starts
Putting a few quid in a savings account and before you know it you have a nice little some

Whatever you do, you have to plunge in without the answers

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Winners Grow Anyway

Getting Stuck is Normal But Winners Grow Anyway

Ramit Sethi

We all get stuck

Some of us choose to stay stuck

And I say choose because getting stuck is a choice

Its excuses over action

Rather than looking for a way around

When you decide you dont want to be stuck rather than just saying you dont want to be stuck then you can grow

And that problem becomes a possibility