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Exhausted is not the point

There’s a safe way to excuse yourself from doing what you planned to do: being exhausted.

I was planning on training tonight, but I am exhausted from the weekend.

Because you put in the quality work you intended to? 

Or because you stayed up late drinking after each climbing day?

We give ourselves a pass because one way or another we’ve managed to wear ourselves out, and we feel we’ve earned a break.

But we don’t get points for being exhausted.

Points for having clear priorities and sticking to them. Points for focus, persistence, and quality effort. Points for planning ahead.

No points for exhausted.

This is an adaptation of this post by Seth Godin.