Workout of the Day

Getting Meta With Self-Help


In many ways, our struggles, past and present, define our own insights and understanding. We know things better when we’re currently wrangling with them or have wrangled with them in the past. We also tend to gravitate towards these things because of the deeper understanding we have.
Take, for example, the individual who has worked to transform him/herself from obese and unhealthy to physically fit. This person is likely to be drawn to seeing this struggle more often (also known as the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon), to seek opportunities to help others with the same struggle, and to be more open and free with conversation and advice surrounding this struggle.

In a similar way, we tend to be quite good at giving the exact advice that we need to hear, but not listening to it ourselves. Rarely are the challenges, obstacles, and uncertainties we face a matter of knowing or not knowing; rather, they are a matter of listening to our own understanding, of confidence in our own choices and perceptions.

The writing I do on this blog serves as an exercise in exploring the ideas that are near and dear to me, not because I have these things all figured out, but because they’re the exact ideas that I’ve struggled with, currently struggle with, and always need to hear, too.

My advice is this: listen to your own advice. You probably have a pretty good idea of what you need to do.

- PS


  • Front squat - 4x8

  • 5 rounds

  • 90s AMRAP

    • 7 T2B

    • 7 pull-ups

    • AMRAP burpees

  • Rest 60s