A reader recommended a book about Living with a Seal. The book is an entertaining read, but I did find myself swearing far more than usual afterwards (burpee test!).
The book is about a marathoner who spends a month training with David Goggins (former seal). Having done extreme training, I think it’s safe to assume the rest of the guy’s life was on hold during his month with Goggins!
Complete control of your schedule and the ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time.
Whether you want to train with a seal, start a business, write a book or simply get really, really good at something… the ability to control your schedule is the starting point for your journey.
Can you take a month “off” to focus on “one thing”?
A month is a good unit because it’s about what it takes for me to start a new business, write a book or bump my level up in anything.
As an elite athlete, I’d spend 13-week blocks focusing on my sport. By that time, I was already good, and seeking to become the absolute best I could be.
You need time because a second use of wealth is accessing, then following, the ACTIONS of world-class teachers.
Advice without action is entertainment.
I’ve been guilty of throwing money and other people’s time at anything I found unpleasant. It can be a winning strategy but it was a band-aid for unnecessary complexity in my life choices.
If you’re a do’er then work towards control of your schedule so you can learn-by-doing alongside the best.
Parenting is similar to learning to swim — we’re not going to become world class on a couple hours per week!
Make sure your mentors have the sort of lives, and character, that you’d like to emulate.
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