Today I had one of those crazy days where my best plans to get a workout in fell to the wayside. I swore when I woke up that I had time to get 45 minutes of movement in. But after an unexpected call and an urgent SMS message that didn’t happen. I rushed off to work with a day full of meetings, emails, and coaching calls and as usual very few opportunities to squeeze my movement in.
After a long day, I crawled home in rush hour traffic and arrived home to my teenage son who was waiting for me to take him to the store to get some last minute school supplies. By this time I was not only sure that my movement had fallen to the wayside, I was tired and almost happy to let my movement habit slide away.
Then I remembered my own advice: “Something is always better than nothing!” “The key is keeping your habit!” So I went upstairs and invested 10 minutes into a No Excuse Workout. I don’t want to be smug and say I told me so, but I did. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt, how much my energy improved, and most important how proud I was with myself that I kept my promise to myself to do some movement today.
When you think about the key to becoming a Sustainable High Performer it really is action. It’s having great habits and moving from knowing to doing.
By Scott Peltin
Founder & Chief Performance Officer