LIFE: Progressive Overload

There is this concept in weight lifting and fitness called “progressive overload,” which basically means that in order to see results/changes in your body and its performance, you must constantly and progressively be challenging (overloading) it. 

If your goal is to run a certain distance or lift a certain weight, even if you train very hard and very diligently, if you’re not challenging your body— you’re essentially treading water. 

And if you’re seeking to just tread water, stay afloat or maintain: this probably isn’t a post for you.


If, however, you want to be spectacular; if you want to go somewhere; if you want to become the greatest version of yourself imaginable (and beyond)— then keep reading.

People who progressively overload, who seek out situations in which they might fall short: these are the people who end up “winning” in the long run (whatever “winning” looks like in your world.)

If you're just waiting for things to become easier, you’re playing the wrong game, because the moment it becomes easy is the moment it’s time to move on. If you find yourself feeling comfortable, start pushing again. 

This is how we grow.

“The body will not change unless it’s forced to.”

Neither will the mind.

We grow because we have to, not because it’s easy.

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So if it’s growth you're seeking, if it’s life different than the one you’re living today: go make yourself uncomfortable and stop seeking out situations where things are “easy.” 

We must constantly be challenging ourselves to avoid stagnation. This is the ultimate barrier between good and great.