In the book Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, there is a fascinating letter from Tim’s coach, Chris Sommer, in response to a letter Tim wrote asking, “How long will this take?!”
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The answer is so powerful that I want to share a chunk of it with you here, hoping you find it as meaningful as I did:
Patience. Far too soon to expect strength improvements…
Dealing with the temporary frustration of not making progress is an integral part of the path towards excellence. In fact, it is essential and something that every single elite athlete has had to learn to deal with. If the pursuit of excellence was easy, everyone would do it… More