Should You Target the Minimum? | Scott H Young
Focusing on the average makes sense when you're hoping to sustain something, even if it is not always a perfectly easy and consistent output.
It works when you are already putting in a bit of effort, but want to improve that effort over the long-term.
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Too little effort and you may never see results (or too slowly to notice). Too much effort and you may burnout long before any permanent progress has been made.
1. Pick the goal you’re working on.
2. Choose a level of intensity that is at or near your maximum.
3. When you see results, ease back in a controlled fashion.
Any goal or project will usually have these basic qualities:
When a goal has high uncertainty as to what level is achievable to reach within a particular time-frame, it is better to set specific targets in the middle of the process.
Plan your goals with the variables you do have: overall direction, time-frame, level of effort and strategies.
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