The cost of maintaining the status quo and a resistance band strength workout

Regularly choosing to do hard things is — not surprisingly — hard.

As goal-driven as I am these days, even I have times when I’d rather take the easy route and coast rather than challenge myself to grow.

When I feel that hint of complacency creeping in, I ask myself this question:

What is the cost of maintaining the status quo?

Which will you regret more: the time you spend working hard toward something that you’re deeply passionate about or allowing yourself to become complacent and not push toward your dreams?

I know my answer. What’s yours?

What I’m reading —

The Motivated Mind: Where Our Passion & Creativity Comes From / PsychCentral

“That feeling of intense creativity, or that feeling of euphoria when engaging in something that is truly meaningful to you — it is real and it is something physiological that happens within your brain.”

What I’m listening to —

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang: It’s Time to Change the Way We Teach (And Learn) / Finding Mastery podcast

How can we transform education to make it a place where students are able to think for themselves and self-actualize rather than look for outside approval and learn only to follow orders? This is a fascinating conversation on taking an individualized approach to teaching, learning and helping learners of all ages develop the skills to discover their own strengths and passions.

A quote that inspires me —

“The most successful people in life recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.”  Neil deGrasse Tyson

What I’m training —

Here’s a fun full-body strength workout you can do using a single resistance band.

Three new workouts —

Full Body Blaster HIIT Workout (12 minute, plyo box or equivalent)

Heart Pumping Kettlebell HIIT Workout (12 minute, kettlebell)

Explosive Jump Rope Time Challenge Workout (Time challenge, jump rope)

You can get these and all future workouts right in the 12 Minute Athlete app when you subscribe as a Super Athlete.

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– Krista

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