Working out and eating right I can do. I am also a firm believer in working out the mind as much as the body. However, I must admit that although I have been consistent with the exercise and nutritional side of things the latter has been sporadic as of late. I mean I still read, listen to podcasts, blog and meditate, but it’s lacking a bit of order. It’s not absent, though like exercise it needs to be reassessed or tweaked here and there.
In my case, I need to go back to the bread and butter, a very beneficial tip received from Tai Lopez’s 67 steps program that I tweaked a little to fit my regimental style of training … a little tip from me, bypass the hate and skepticism you might encounter when looking this bloke up, his s@#$ is good and I don’t receive any dividend for saying so.
Anyways where was I?..right my reading regime: a classic in the morning for 15-30 minutes; Something of heuristical value at midday for 15-30 minutes; and a biography or autobiography before bed for no less than 15minutes. Whilst reading I keep my eye out for anything that provokes or resonates with me; what Tai describes as being a gold miner who for a set time heads out to the river and returns at the end with whatever “nuggets” that may be found. I keep a log of my thoughts with regard to the “nuggets”, and any leads to other material I might want to explore further.
I don’t always start from the beginning I skim through the contents, chapters and see what captures my interest and start there. When I finish the book I place it back amongst my treasured library like a friend that I hope to visit on another occasion…❤️ my book collection. I read across a broad spectrum of genre.
My reading is not restricted to this regime outside of it I read many books from start to finish, but I like that it is a basic foundation which connects with my regimental style of working out…I’m a little robotic like that, as Arnolds Schwarzenegger would say “everything is reps, reps, reps.”
In conclusion, your body requires a strong mind to improve physically, so it is just as important to develop a strong mind. Author George R.R. Martin wrote that “…a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”