Are You Consistent?
A recent episode of Tim Ferris' podcast featured an interview with Kelly Starrett, who is a physical therapist who has gained significant attention over the years. He began working in the Cross-Fit space, but has expanded his messaging to be applicable to all humans.
Dr. Starrett, and his wife Juliette, released their newest book, Built to Move, a couple of weeks ago. After listening to this interview, it has moved up to the next book in line after I finish Outlive by Peter Attia. In the interview with Ferris, he briefly goes over the concept of establishing Movement Vital Signs. The book will likely cover these in much more depth than any audio interview ever could. I can't wait to learn more and implement them in our clinic.
As great as the concept of Movement Vital Signs is, at the end of the 2 hour conversation Ferris asked Dr. Starrett for some final thoughts. The final thing that Starrett chose to share was this quote:
"Be consistent before heroic."
What a simple, yet powerful concept. This quote is applicable to so many different areas of our lives. Far too often we decide to make changes in our lives, and in doing so we decide to go all in. A short time after beginning any massive shift, whether we are talking about diet, exercise, or any other sweeping change, fatigue sets in quickly. Especially if we do not see the expected benefits from the massive changes that we have recently made.
This quote immediately brought me back to one of my favorite books, Atomic Habits by James Clear. Mr. Clear discusses the idea of beginning all habits with small, sustainable, incremental changes. This is what Dr. Starrett is getting at with the quote that he shared as well.
Isn't it great when great minds think alike? If nothing else it lets us know that the concept is valuable!
What small change can you make today that will make the future you healthier?
Movement is my medicine,