Monday, August 26

Here's a clip from an interview with former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed who was just inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

I wrote a blog a while ago about "how you do one thing is how you do everything" and it sparked a lot of debate and discussion on the topic. And I think this clip kind of picks up on that. And in this case, I agree that the details matter.

In the clip he is talking about attention to detail. He was in a locker room full of guys that wanted to win the Super Bowl. They had this shared goal, but he saw that their actions surrounding this goal weren't consistent. Ed believed that everything they did in the locker room and on the field would determine their success.

This is a case where I agree that everything matters. Attention to every detail matters.

It might not matter if he makes his bed or not, but once he walks into that stadium everyday for work or a game, everything matters.

If you want to get good at something, or be the best in the world like the eventual Super Bowl champ Ravens, details matter.

In the gym we go through technique and position almost every time we touch a barbell. This isn't just for fun or to warm you up - it's because those details matter when you want to be successful with these lifts.

You can decide which things in your life are important enough to receive your full attention. Everything can't get it and the list can change all of the time. But whatever it is you choose, give it your all. The little things matter!

Luckily, here at 616 you have people that care surrounding you. People that want to help you reach your goals. Take advantage of that.

In his retirement speech Ed Reed said, “If we surround ourselves with the right people, in the right environment, our opportunity for success increases greatly,”

You've surrounded yourselves with the right people, now it's up to you!

Workout for Monday, August 26

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