Everything is everything is a phrase you’ve likely heard before and can already relate to. But have you ever considered how you could choose to expand that statement in a way that still rings true? To steal a line from the #1 Rule in Improv: “Yes, and…” ALSO, everything is, and isn’t, everything.
If you’ve ever showed up to workout and felt overwhelmed looking at the whiteboard, showed up to your workplace and felt doubt surrounding your capacity to complete the day’s agenda, or in the broadest sense – experienced anything in life that’s elicited anxiety for you – I got a simple productivity hack for you today. But first, go ahead and put aside the three other things you’re currently multitasking with as you read this next line, so you can fully lean into what I’m about to share…
“Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead.”
From “The Obstacle Is the Way”, offering a gentle reminder today that to deal with things in the present moment – without diving endlessly into what everything “means,” whether it’s “fair” or not, what’s “behind” it, or what everyone else is doing – is a surefire way to get the work done that you need to get done, sooner.
Imagine what might happen if you dropped the pressure to do every step perfectly, and/or in a way that would appear most attractive to others, and instead – just focused on completing each necessary task ahead of you, one tiny checkmark at a time.
The horizon will always exist if the scope of your gaze looking out includes everything you could possibly include within the frame. So, how radically different might your life look and feel if you simply chose to narrow your lens?
I dare you to reign in the horizon today. Resist the urge to get ahead of yourself, and choose, again and again (and again), to slay the monsters right in front of you, instead of the ones you’re imagining..
DEUCE ATHLETICS GPP
Complete 4 rounds of the following for load of:
12 Alt DB Split Squats
Then, AMRAP 10
8 Dbl DB Hang Muscle Snatches (45/30)
6 Renegade Rows
20 Double Unders
DEUCE BACKLOT GPP
Complete 4 rounds for quality of:
4-6 Strict Presses – Right
100′ Waiter Carry – Right
4-6 Strict Press – Left
100′ Waiter Carry – Left
Then, every 3 minutes for 15 minutes, complete the following for time:
12 Pull Ups
9 Box Jumps
6 Alt DB Snatches
DEUCE GARAGE GPP
-Rest as Needed-
Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:
12 Toe Elevated DB RDLs
12 OH Weighted Sit ups
Then, AMRAP 18
50 KB Swings (53/35)
50 Alt Reverse Lunges