Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, But They Were Laying Bricks Every Hour.
A simple quote but has a profound depth. People use the quote to remind the time required to build something great.
It’s true. It takes time to master a skill, craft, habits, etc. The quote also implies while building better physical shape, improve strength and health.
It takes time to master any skill or craft. You have to learn every piece to master a skill and learning every piece takes time. You can’t fast forward to master any skill.
How to Apply In Real Life?
A top writer dedicates major of time in reading books and on writing.
The writer who applies the concept, dedicate major time on improving their skills.
They don’t master those skills within a few days instead they dedicate months and years to master their skills. After a few years, they become the best in their field.
The same principle applies to every skills and goal.
Each goal needs time to get the best result.
Now it’s time to explore how this phrase applies to achieve a fitness goal.
A weight loss or any fitness related goal is important, but the foundation is more important. The foundation to achieve the goal is the brick laid every hour.
While trying to lose weight you have to relearn things you know and things matter. Build habits which will help you lose weight and even prevent it from gaining back.
If you want to lose weight then instead of limiting time and marching towards a goal, lie the foundation which will give a stronger foundation.
Losing weight and gaining back isn’t worth. Same will be with other fitness goals, you need to give enough time.
To build the best self, you need time to learn and apply those strategies. Everyone is obsessed with achieving the goal and keep on overestimating the time to achieve.
Rome or an empire are built slowly every day, week and years.
Whatever may be your goal, perfecting a skill, losing weight, become an athlete – start slow but keep making progress.
Start small and focus on improving 1 percent each day. Instead of rushing to make major progress and end doing nothing, focus on making small progress.
You don’t need to build everything you want in a day. Give the time a goal needs.
1. Give time:
If you are planning to lose weight, make sure you give few months for the goal. The time will differ depending on how much weight to lose. Beware of any shortcuts or quick results as they are the longest route.
2. Make plan:
The first thing before starting, have a roadmap so you don’t get lost in the path.
What is your end goal, how much is possible, the dedication you need vs you can contribute, what you need to learn (knowledge, habits, etc)?
You don’t need exact roadmap but a little idea will prove better no plan and save more time.
3. Keep learning:
Learn things you need to achieve your goal and keep expanding your knowledge.
Expanding your knowledge will help you achieve goal faster and minimize the mistake.
4. Take daily action:
Everything is possible with consistent action. To make progress you need to act. Don’t wait for an opportunity, grab out opportunity. Execute your plan — take daily actions.
1. Time –
To lose weight 30 pounds it will take around 5-6 months depending on the rate of weight and effort. 1-1.5 pound per week is the best as they are healthy weight loss rate and achievable.
2. Plan –
Find books and guide to refer to understand better about yourself and nutrition need.
List bad habits responsible for weight gain and can be a hurdle during achieving the goal. Find better habits to replace with bad habits and other healthy habits to build.
3. Keep learning –
Read books and refer the best source.
Learn about oneself and how your body reacts to every routine, food and how to improve.
4. Take daily action –
Follow healthy habits.
Eat healthy balanced meals and keep your lifestyle active.