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This episode is part of a monthly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.”

(Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…)

Seriously though, the idea here is simple:

One Monday every month, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead.

As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make yourself do it, and I hope that this series gives you a jolt of inspiration, energy, and encouragement to get at it.

So, if you like what you hear, then make sure to check back for the latest and greatest installment.

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One of the simple secrets of doing great work is merely taking greater pains than everyone else, scrutinizing every idea, attending to every little detail, polishing every single inch. In the book the Star Wars archives, George Lucas explained that this type of approach was a crucial element to how he created not just a movie to watch, but.

Alternate reality to enter. Here’s what he said. One thing I learned from Cara is to try and instill an immaculate reality, an attention to detail that makes it real. Whether you’ve got dust or a rattling thing on the side of the ship, that adds another little element to it that keeps it looking real.

What that does is say you believe where you are. No. Where you are. I think I accomplished that. People think our places are real. There’s never a sense of, Oh, I’m watching a science fiction movie. That’s why Lucas carefully created every object in every frame of his iconic movies. Every character, every creature, every costume, every fork, napkin, tray fixture, gun chair, gadget, everyth.

He knew that God truly is in the details. Now, this mindset is also how a world class athlete named Dave Scott won the Hawaii Ironman triathlon six times. Check this out In his most intense phases of training for this, he would bike 75 miles. Swim 12 miles and run 17 miles every day, burning thousands and thousands of calories, right?

He would also rinse his low fat, caught his cheese before he ate it. Why? He’s burning probably 5,000 calories a day, training like that. He did it because he wanted to remove another couple of grams of fat from his meal plan so he could eat just a little bit more carbohydrate every day, which he believed would make him just a little bit better, and that was just one small step in his system of super discipline.

Now we know that this little. Cottage cheese rinsing ritual could not have directly improved Scott’s performance. But we also know that someone who is willing to rinse their cottage cheese is also willing to go to any lengths to win no matter how extreme and win Scott did. So what about you? Are you willing to rinse your cottage cheese?

Are you willing to go great guns to get what you. All right. That’s it for this episode. I hope you enjoyed it and found it interesting and helpful. And if you did, and you don’t mind doing me a favor, please do leave a quick review on iTunes or. Wherever you’re listening to me from, in whichever app you’re listening to me in, because that not only convinces people that they should check out the show, it also increases search visibility, and thus, it helps more people find their way to me and learn how to get fitter, leaner, stronger, healthier, and happier as well.

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