It’s quite tempting to want to skip the basics.
To jump right into advanced bodybuilding, powerlifting, or gymnastics training.
To implement the most extreme, restrictive, detailed dietary protocol.
To dig into the highest-level books, lectures, courses on subjects that interest us.
All without first putting in the time to make sure that we understand the basics.
Proper posture and breathing.
Eating protein and vegetables with every meal.
Mastering elementary academic theories and concepts.
We want to be advanced.
We want to jump right into the good stuff.
When we do, we find ourselves overwhelmed.
We don’t know what we’re doing.
We’re not progressing.
We feel lost.
Out of our element.
Because we skipped the basics.
The basics aren’t fun.
Yet they lay the framework for the more advanced.
The stronger that framework, the farther you’ll advance.
More pleased with your progress.
Satisfied with your efforts.
Confident in your skills.
This approach takes time.
This approach takes effort.
This approach takes patience.
When more advanced skills come easily, it will be worth it.
When you’re not confused or overwhelmed by more complicated strategies and concepts, it’ll be worth it.
You’ll be glad that you took the slow road.
That you put in the work.
That you prepared.
You are worthy of the best life.
That may take time to build.
It may take time in the trenches.
Mastering the basics.
You are worth that time.
You’ve got this.