Wednesday, August 29

A post shared by Robert Hand (@robert_hand) on

I haven't read this book yet, but it keeps popping up so I guess I'll need to read it soon. Anyway, Extreme Ownership from Jocko Willink teaches the valuable lesson of taking 100% responsibility for everything in your life.

So, how do you do that without getting completely overwhelmed? Prioritize and Execute.

This lesson comes from Jocko's training as a Navy seal - "Relax, look around, make a call."

We ALL get overwhelmed by life at times. There's so much happening with work, school, kids, parents, diet, exercise, etc, etc, how can we possibly take it all on? But we do, and some are more successful in handling the stress of multiple tasks than others. 

If you struggle with feeling overwhelmed, relax, look around, make a call. Prioritize and Execute. 

It's impossible to tackle multiple tasks and the same time (if you want to do them well), so don't force it. Take one task at a time, do your best, and move down the list. Prioritize and Execute.

Hopefully you can put this into practice and feel a little less stressed and a lot more in control.

(Thanks to our former weightlifting coach Robert Hand for the post!)

Workout for Wednesday, August 29
Single Leg KB Romanian Deadlifts
5X5 on Each Leg

1) Max Reps Sit Ups
2) Max Reps Burpees
3) Max Calorie Bike
4) Rest

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