‘Make it count, Dad’

by Andy on September 4, 2015

I was heading out to the gym early yesterday morning, and as I said good-bye to the kids, my 11 year old said ‘Make it count, Dad’. I don’t know where he’d picked that one up , but I really liked it. It stayed with me through my session and I wanted to share it with you.

It’s a prompt for a good mindset, simple yet profound.  It’s easy to coast along when you’re in the gym, putting in the time, but not necessarily the focused effort. But with his words in my ears, I made sure it was a good hour’s session before my day’s work.

And of course, it applies to almost anything. Whether it’s preparing for that important meeting, writing that email or even catching up with people for a coffee. ‘Make it count’.  It fits well with two Gazing Performance concepts:

  • living in the moment – because it’s the only thing that we can really control, the right here, right now
  • overview and detail – it’s easy to get bogged down in the weeds when things get difficult, but if we have the big picture ‘make it count’ mantra in our head, it should bring some focus to what we ought to be doing

Hope you find this helpful and inspiring.



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