200: 6 Lessons That Change The Game

Jul 5, 2016

We’ve got another book club episode today! On a recent road trip I listened to Ryan Holiday’s new book Ego is the Enemy and there were so many powerful lessons! I just need to share them with you! Many of these are game changers!

I was a big fan of his earlier book, The Obstacle Is The Way so I was eager to get my hands on Ego is the Enemy. It did not disappoint.

In today’s episode I’m sharing the 6 lessons that change the game when it comes to fat loss, health and happiness.

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6 Lessons That Change the Game

There were 6 primary lessons that I believe powerfully apply to fat loss, health & happiness that I gleaned from Ryan Holiday’s Ego Is The Enemy. In today’s episode, I share those lessons and how you can apply them to your health.

Ego is the enemy of what you have and what you want.

Ego can keep us from true success by hiding the truth about our choices and our abilities.
Ego crosses out what matters and replaces it with what doesn’t.
Ego tells us what we want to hear when we want to hear it but gives us a short-term fix with long-term consequences

Humility and reality are the cure for ego

Be humble in your aspirations

Be gracious in your success

Be resilient in your failures

Unfortunately, I think the more common approach in dieting is:

Unrealistic in our aspirations

Critical of our success

Defeated in our failures

Make it a mantra: every next choice is a new chance.

Engage in activities that move you forward. Eliminate activities that do not.

Are the things you’re doing moving you towards your goals?

Talk depletes us.

Talking & doing compete for the same resources.

The relationship between work and chatter is that one kills the other

Be more objective (and less emotional)

Is your passion an asset or a liability?

Purpose: passion with boundaries

Realism: detachment with perspective

Be committed to the daily work without being attached to the daily results.

It’s about what you do with what you have

Materiam superabat opus: the workmanship was better than the material

It’s what you do with what you have that matters far more than what you have.

The work is never done & that’s a good thing.


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