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Loved this, Matt. This is such a powerful question (one I've been asking myself recently): "How does one lean into our nature without using it as an excuse for shoddy performance in some areas?"

Also cracked a smile when you called “Work-Life Balance” mythical.

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“Find the pull and follow it, and spend less time pushing.” Are you saying I have a small back, Matt?

SB 216 is one for the books! The questions you pose here are so thought-provoking, even for someone in quarter-life. And maybe you don’t need a training certification. In this issue, you essentially wrote out your mission statement for a physical training practice (simple, personality-based, consistency-focused programming), which would undoubtedly appeal to people. And your credibility comes from years of steady beats! I say, skip the gatekeepers and go for it! Exercise is better as play than science anyway.

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"mastery requires obsession" seems right, but I like the idea of surrendering to what you obsess over first, and then mastery, as David says, is going to show up in time on its own. Also intrigued by the idea that we need more, not less exercise as we age. I find that harder to do with the writing life and so much time at the computer, but I do manage to get out on a daily basis and move, mostly cycle. I'm inspired by your 2 X sessions a day though!

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