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207. How to Quiet Your Inner Critic Through Tiny Efforts

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

Release Date: 08/24/2023

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Are you tired of setting goals and falling short? Do you find yourself constantly trying to make rapid transformations, only to fizzle out a few days later? You're not alone. In today's episode of The Fit Mess podcast, we discuss how focusing on rapid transformations instead of a slower evolution may be holding you back.  

Here are some of the main concepts covered in the episode:

  • The importance of questioning what you believe and the stories you tell yourself
  • A new perspective on the idea of taking small steps toward constant improvement
  • The power of cumulative improvement and compounding returns

We also talked about the importance of taking small steps toward constant improvement. As the quote from Ryan Holiday's book, “Discipline is Destiny” states, "if the first step is just showing up, committing to doing something each day then the next step is finding something to focus on, getting better at each." This is where cumulative improvement meets compounding returns, and it's where we can harness one of the most powerful forces on earth.

By focusing on evolution instead of revolution, we can set ourselves up for success in the long term. It's important to remember that progress takes time and consistency, and that's what ultimately leads to success. So, next time you're setting a goal, remember to take it one step at a time and focus on the evolution, not the revolution.

(This episode was originally published on January 26th, 2023)

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