Writing on the treadmill again. I finished a kettlebell workout and a short run. Actually, today I do have a book quote. I was about to go dig it up but maybe for these treadmill writing sessions I should have some sort of rule: don’t mix up research and writing.
Or I need to set a timer to search for quotes. Anyway, I can just paraphrase the quote I have in mind. It’s not a specific one either so that’s probably where I’d get stuck when looking it up, deciding which one best captures the idea I was thinking of.
Okay so the idea is from Dan Pink’s book “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”. There are milestones when it can be good to start something new. Obvious ones are January 1 and the first day at a job. He points out there really are a whole lot of others you can use as well: start of a week, start of a month, etc.
A great period to really shift things is when you have a completely new environment.
Again, starting a new job is good because you have a different office. Or you did, before everyone started working at home. But you probably have a new digital environment.
Anyway, we’re still in the first month of moving into a new house. It provides dozens of new cues.
Whether you use cue-routine-reward or obvious-attractive-easy-satisfying, moving is always a good time to rewire your habits. Here’s my current routine:
- Wake up
- Make coffee
- Take Booster out, play with Booster
- Feed Booster
- Kettlebell workout
All of this leading up to work.
Writing this out, basically my dog’s routine is my routine.
Anyway, here are a couple questions from podcasts I listened to this morning.
Would Steph Curry give up the 2017 & 2018 titles to have won the 2016 title, sealing the 73-9 season with a championship?
Short answer: No, but mannnnn….
Draymond talks about the prep he did for the podcast and I’m glad he took whatever time it took to come up with that question.
You can feel Curry’s sigh when he hears the question.
It’s the sound of a few years of subtext.
- Would you give up the KD titles to have won the championship?
- How much does the “Warriors were up 3-1” thing hurt?
- How much does a single game difference matter? (72-10 Bulls vs. 73-9 Warriors)
Curry does pause to explain his thinking. “Let’s check the resume.”
- Reality: 3 championships, but losing the 72-9 season
- Hypothetical: 2 championships, one of them with a 72-9 season
I think if you flesh it out even more, then reality definitely seems better.
- Fleshed out reality: 3-1 in Finals, losing the 72-9 season
- Fleshed out hypothetical: 2-2 in Finals, winning the 72-9 season. But then losing to the Cavs twice in the first 2 years with the KD Warriors.
J.R. Smith grabs the rebound, dribbles out, and hits a game-winning turnaround at the buzzer and the Cavs sweep the Warriors for back-to-back titles…