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!
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.
Advice without action is entertainment.
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.