Common causes of mediocrity include rearview mirror syndrome (the need to base every choice off of past experience; don’t tie your future to your past), lack of purpose, isolating incidents (assuming choices only affect the present, forgetting that they also continue to affect the future), lack of accountability (accountability to someone else; get an accountability partner), mediocre circle of influence (who you spend your time with may be the single most determining factor in your success), lack of personal development, and lack of urgency (the belief that personal development can always be left to tomorrow).

“The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod

So I had my internet installed earlier today. Looking forward to not having to worry about going over on my data plan for a while.

It’s been about a week and a half since I’ve moved now. Here are some shots I took from my balcony:

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been pretty focused on my goals and unpacking. Regarding unpacking, I’m pretty much down to one more box that I have to process so that will be done soon. And my goals have been moving along pretty nicely as well. Perhaps most notably, I’ve managed to lose 10 pounds since moving in thanks to being back in the gym and running almost every day, being back on meal prep, and sort of getting back into sports.

I say sort of getting back into sports because I’ve realized commuting towards downtown for late-night sports isn’t ideal with two regards–first, it takes longer than I expected, and second, because even late at night, the train so far seems to be infrequent and packed with people. This is true for getting to and from work as well right now.

I’m still trying to figure out the best way to approach some of these things.

I’ve started exploring sport options closer to home. I tried badminton at a closer community centre last night, and I’m trying volleyball there tonight.

I’m exploring the idea of going to work earlier or half-way through my day to try to avoid transit traffic. Some of the things I’m trying to weigh in to this are when I’ll be able to workout (ie. times when the gym isn’t busy) and the likelihood that I’ll get stuck at work due to an emergency.

On that note, I’m reading an interesting book on decision making right now: Thinking In Bets by Annie Duke. It’s an interesting perspective shift on decision making, and I’m interesting in putting some of those tips into practice soon.

Anyhow, I should be back to blogging regularly now. Looking forward to getting back to my reflection practice more regularly.

One thought on “Mediocrity

  1. When’s the housewarming party 😉 congrats on moving in! what are some of the practices you want to implement from Thinking in Bets?


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