Workout of the Day

Typos Matter

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Which of these emails would you rather receive from your doctor?

“Good afternoon,

We are reaching out to let you know that your lab results are in. Please call at your earliest convenience so we can schedule an appointment to review your results.

In health,

Dr. Goodbody”

OR

“hi your lab results came back call when its convenent and well go over them or make an apointment

thanks dr goodbody”


You could argue that both say the same thing. On the other hand, you could argue that while the words being said are essentially the same, the way they are said sends a very different message.

For another example, consider whether you’d be more likely to purchase, read, and recommend a book with high editorial standards, or one with multiple typos littered into just the first few pages.

And of course, there’s the classic “No Ragrets” tattoo example:

In the same way that a doctor whose emails resemble a middle schoolers haphazard text conversations doesn’t send the same message as a doctor whose emails are clear, concise, and demonstrate an attention to detail, your execution of a movement is about more than completing the task. A deadlift involves taking a weight from the ground and standing up with it, but two different ways of executing the same movement can send two very different messages. One way of moving demonstrates intent, focus, and care. Another demonstrates apathy, inattentiveness, or ego.

What you do matters. How you do it matters perhaps even more. What messages are you sending?


- PS



6/28/19

For time:

  • 1 mile run

  • 2k row

  • 800m run

  • 1k row

  • 400m run

  • 500m row