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Small steps, everyday, to reach your goal

January 18, 2022

Roald Amundsen was the first person to lead a team to the South Pole in 1911

 

Robert Scott Falcon also made it there. But he and his team did not make it back

 

Both experienced adventurers, tough, driven, courageous men

 

Two very different approaches on how to get there. And more importantly, back

 

You have to imagine what it was like back in 1911. Cars were available, but not roads

 

The Wright brothers had taken the first flight. Women had just been allowed into some universities. The hamburger had just been invented 

 

Most children didn’t go to school, they went to factories, and 50% of children died before the age of 5

 

And yet these two groups of men wanted to go off into the world’s harshest environment in the hopes of being the first

 

Captain Scott was a gungho kind of adventurer. When the weather was clear, he took the approach to push his team to their absolute limits

 

When the weather wasn’t great, they would stop and rest

 

In the south pole, the weather often isn’t great 

 

Amundsen took a different approach. He focussed on one simple task. Everyday, he would make small progress towards the South Pole

 

The amount of progress he made was what was doable on the worst day, when the weather was terrible

 

Even when the weather was great, and it would have been easy to push his team further, he stopped when that small amount of progress had been made

 

Every day, no matter what the obstacles, small progress was made. Enough that the team could recover and continue on the next day

 

By doing this, Amundsen was first to the South Pole. By a month. 

 

And he made it back. Tragically, Captain Scott and his team, did not

Why is this important?

It’s easy to sit back and see how little sense it makes to wait for the perfect circumstances so that you can push as hard as you can, when those circumstances almost never come

 

And how much sense it makes to instead push a little bit towards your goals everyday, so that no matter how hard things get, you always get a little closer

 

How often do you do that though? 

 

You want to lose 10kg. 

 

So you decide to change EVERYTHING! Push as hard as you can while motivation is high, the weather is great!

 

Even though you know, more often than not, the weather isn’t great. Things will get in the way

What to do instead

Instead, pick one task, that done everyday, will move you closer to your goal

 

Eat 1 serve of veggies with every meal

 

Walk 15 minutes every morning

 

Join a gym

 

Whatever it is

 

Pick something easy to execute. That you can do even when everything else is hard

 

And take it one step at a time

 

Not only will you get there first. You’ll also make it back

 

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