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Excellence Experiment

The Excellence Experiment: 4 Month Update

Strive for progress, not perfection.

My year-long experiment with excellence is continuing – I’ve had a bunch of insights along the way, and I may even be starting to seeing some hints of change. If you’re just joining, you can read my original post on the set-up and design of my experiment here, but basically, I’m devoting myself to developing…

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Excellence Experiment Update: Special Treetop Edition

“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” - Abraham Maslow

I like the ground. More specifically, I like have my feet planted firmly on the ground. When you’re on the ground, there’s no chance of plummeting to your death. I’ve never quite understood adrenaline junkies who fling themselves out of perfectly good airplanes or jump off ledges attached to a giant rubber band. To my…

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The Excellence Experiment – Week 9 Update

"Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Just the Stats: Writing for 1 hour: 46/54 days Reading/studying for 1 hour: 39/54 days Shopping and other personal care stuff 1 afternoon each weekend: 5/9 Fitness: Up to 11 push-ups/day (from 3); Increased to 3 minutes/day of ab exercises (from 1 minute) Running: Still at 3.0 miles/run (up from 2.5 miles) at 11.5 min/mile…

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