Mastery: The Shonen Way Of Self-Improvement
“To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem" - Maurice Young
Fitness and self-improvement are lifelong games, not a crash diet and not a 12 week program.
When you start on this journey you need to be committed fully. This doesn't necessarily mean giving EVERYTHING to a goal. It means you make a commitment to yourself that you will show up when it's time to work out and you put down the fork when you're meant to. Evolve your patience and learn to love the slow and steady grinding as you level up your body composition and master your fleeting impulses so you can focus on what you truly want.
That's mastery. Putting in place the behaviours that will result in inevitable consistent growth throughout a lifetime.
My current growth behaviours to chase mastery:
-Weight training 6 days a week focussing on progression
-Cardio every day in some form with a martial arts focus
-I log calories with myfitnesspal (30 seconds each day)
-I do an hour of duolingo each day to learn Japanese
-6-8 hours each day worked on this business including products, writing, & social media
All other time is spent with my other half Nomes where we relax together. We all have 168 hours a week and I choose to show up when it's time for me to show up. Our commitments, schedule, and responsibilities will all vary but showing up consistently when you say you're going to and getting slightly better each time you do is the only way to make substantial progress. And that progress eventually makes a master.
Be it Goku, Luffy, Naruto, or Edward, the protagonist shows up every day to achieve their goals. Like them, I will chase mastery until the day I die.
Chase mastery with me, Be More Shonen
Cosplay: Mastered Ultra Instinct Son Goku (Dragon Ball Super)