Tuesday Treasure #17: everyday, rest, routines

Hey family!

The next week is exciting…

The 75 HARD group kicks off in three days (currently 79 members).

The Danny Miranda Podcast launches in eight (with three or four episodes).

But for now, let’s dive into the treasure.


You Don’t Decide Once, You Decide Everyday

Eric Jorgenson published this tweet almost 3 years ago.

Today, The Navalmanck launched.

When I was going through his recent podcast with David Perell, he mentioned how he thought when he decided he was going to write the book that meant he was automatically to finish the book.

It is, of course, never that simple.

He realized you have to make the decision every day that you’re going to honor your commitments.

In Eric’s words:

If you decide you’re going to go do a hundred pull-ups, you don’t decide that once, you have to decide every day to keep training and keep training and keep learning.

Brilliant.

Eric will be a guest on The Danny Miranda Podcast… and I’m really looking forward to reading the conversation.


The Odd High Performance Trick Used By Top Tennis Players

You ever wonder what separates the great tennis players from the mere average ones?

Well, apparently Jim Loehr did.

At first, when he looked into this, he got frustrated. He couldn’t find a difference between what players were doing while they were playing the point.

But then he had an “A-HA!” moment.

Instead of looking at the serves, the forehands, and the backhands… he started to analyze in between the points.

He found that better the player, the better they were at resting in between a point.

Their heart rates lowered. They didn’t angry. They composed themselves.

This made only a marginal difference in the first few minutes of the match but a noticeable effect in hour three or four.

This isn’t just important for tennis players though.

How you can apply this?

Think about different areas of your life – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – and ask where you need to rest better. Are you going too hard on your workouts, your work, your relationships? The better (and more efficiently) you rest, the more likely you are to perform well.

(Source: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz)


Life Lessons From A Data Scientist

Upcoming podcast guest Daniel Bourke is a machine learning instructor, YouTuberwriter, and a dude with an awesome accent.

I was reading his article on 27 microlessons for life and was struck by so many pieces of wisdom.

Here are some of my favorite takeaways (although the entire artircle is worth reading and internalizing):

  • “I’ve noticed nothing I can get excites me as much as the things I can create.”
  • “Most undervalue the power of the follow-up.”
  • “Begin your next mission as if you had already succeeded. You will be called crazy, obsessed, a lunatic. No matter. They are observers, if they are not standing beside you in your journey, their views do not matter.”
  • “Reject is far more tolerable than regret.”
  • “The ultimate test in life is not seeing whether or not you can avoid the darkness, it’s seeing whether or not you can dance with it.”

Do any of these resonate? If so, hit the reply and let me know!


A Website of Daily Routines

I’m addicted to figuring out what top performers really do.

People like Jocko Willink, The Rock, P. Diddy.

And then I stumbled across this website called Balance The Grind.

After going through more than a handful of the articles which note their daily routines, here was common theme:

Relentless work ethic. Work harder, longer, and more consistently than your competition to achieve incredible results.

Maybe cliches are cliches for a reason?


Andrew Cuomo’s Secret

Larry King knew Andrew Cuomo was a rising star in 1994.

So much so that King asked his father (then New York Governor Mario Cuomo) why his son was such a sophisticated, well rounded young man?

The elder Cuomo replied with an unexpected answer:

“All four of Andrew’s grandparents lived until he was thirty. Two of them are still living.”

Communicating with people older than us is an incredible way to expand our own worldview.

Let this serve as a gentle reminder to call or talk to someone older than you today. 🙂


That’s all for today, folks.

I hope you enjoyed reading this week’s Treasure as much as I enjoyed sending it to you.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

To your success,

Danny

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