Happy Friday, Hardchargers!
When you guys think of the word “incrementalism” what do you think? Many things could come to mind—politics, culture, family, societal change, social change, even friendship change. Incrementalism, by definition, is “Incrementalism is a method of working by adding to a project using many small incremental changes instead of a few large jumps. Logical incrementalism implies that the steps in the process are sensible”.
Seeing the definition of incrementalism, how can we apply this to our life and even to our fitness? Oftentimes we see the end result of where we want to be but struggle to get there. We find ourselves with “analysis paralysis”, not knowing where to go or which direction to step into first. Small, simple, everyday steps are the keys to obtaining your maximum efficiency and stepping toward your goals.
Example: In fitness, we often hear of someone saying “I want to eat healthier!” So, much like people do when they start New Years Resolutions, they cut out all sweets, dairy, bread, sugar and get nothing but organic food because we are “turning over a new leaf”. 3 weeks later, we find ourselves right back on square one and we continue feeding our body garbage. Instead, taking a small “incremental” step, saying “This week, I am taking bread away from my food arsenal”. Once you begin to hammer the habit of no bread, you can move on to the next goal.
How do we apply this to our fitness? Find a small, doable goal to work toward your bigger goal. Hammer the habit, and the reward will be big.
Let us be known as a group of fitnessers who do the common uncommonly well (Ben Bergeron quote). Little, small, everyday consistencies yield big results ultimately. Have a great one guys!
Zach McGeorge #LeadTheCharge