TIP #13 from the little book of Talent by Daniel Coyle

Sensations: Frustration, difficulty, alertness to errors. You’re fully engaged in an intense struggle – as if you’re stretching with all your might for a nearly unreachable goal, brushing it with your fingertips, then reaching again. Percentage of Successful Attempts: 50–80 percent.

Locating your sweet spot requires some creativity.

Seek out ways to stretch yourself. Play on the edges of your competence. As Albert Einstein said, “One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts.”

If you tried your absolute hardest, what could you almost do? Mark the boundary of your current ability, and aim a little beyond it. That’s your spot.


Strength: PRESS

For 8 minutes:

2 T2B

2 Front Rack walking Lunge 115/85

Increase by 2 reps each round

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