Did you get better today? Did you do something, anything, to move closer to your fitness goals, or improve yourself in some area of your life? I hope so.
When I worked as a Strength and Conditioning Assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the Tony Dungy era, everyone was expected to ask themselves that question every day-coaches, players, staff members-as a means to reaching our ultimate goal-winning the Super Bowl.
It’s now or never
Did you do something today to move you closer to “winning your Super Bowl”-whatever important personal goal you may have in front of you?
Every day you don’t get better, you don’t stay the same, you get worse. Why? Because you’re a day older.
And with regard to your fitness goals, every workout you waste in the gym using unproductive methods that don’t give you the results you’re looking for is a workout you can never get back.
There are no “do-overs” in life.
How you can get better health & fitness
What are some ways you can get better today, with regard to your fitness goals?
You can do one more rep on an exercise than you did last time.
You can use 5 pounds more than you did last time.
You can say no when somebody offers you a donut in the morning.
You can drink an extra glass of water.
You can eat a fresh fruit.
You can skip dessert.
You can park 50 yards away from the mall entrance and walk in, instead of driving around the parking lot for 20 minutes looking for a closer space.
You can sit up straighter.
You can lower the weight on the last rep of your set in 8 seconds instead of 4 seconds.
You can add a new exercise to your routine to strengthen a weak area.
How you can improve the rest of your life
What are some ways you can get better today in other areas of your life?
You can tell someone you love them.
You can clean your house.
You can write a letter to a long lost friend.
You can give someone a compliment.
You can read a self-improvement book or listen to an educational podcast.
You can learn something new.
You can make an unpleasant phone call.
You can confront a difficult situation.
You can do something that scares you.
You can complete a project you have been putting off.
You can be a good example.
Start right now
I encourage you to make a habit of asking yourself every evening before you go to bed:
“Did I get better today”?
And if you do, in fact, get better every day, it won’t be long before you win your “Super Bowl”.