In just 1 minute and 10 seconds, Michelle May shares advice that can transform your resistance to exercise: lower the bar.
The same philosophy is at the heart of the 15 Magic Minutes technique you can use to eliminate your resistance to writing, exercise or anything else you have a push-pull, “I want to — but not right now” relationship with.
It seems paradoxical that asking less of yourself results in doing more. But then, so many great truths come wrapped in paradox.
In a three-stage nutshell:
- Select an amount of time that is so small you can consistently honor the commitment.
- Make the commitment.
- Honor the commitment.
By the way, Michelle’s book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat transformed my life. And I don’t use the word “transform” lightly.