Average Speed

By Coach Flint Wallace-


First off, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Here at the Ranch, we are extremely thankful that we get to share what we love to do with each and every one of you.


I was reading an email a couple of weeks ago that I received from James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits. (If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it.) The title of the email was, “What Is Your ‘Average Speed’ In Your Life, Your Health, and Your Work?” The concept of Average Speed is one we should all become really familiar with.


James tells of a friend of his named Nathan Barry, who wrote 3 books in just 9 months. He did it by writing just 1,000 words a day—that’s about 2 to 3 pages each day for 253 straight days.


A lot of authors hide out in a hotel room or a cabin for weeks writing like crazy instead of trying to write just 20 or so pages a day. This hectic pace is “maximum speed”, and it can only last, at most, for a couple of weeks. The author may get the book finished, but so are they. That pace is unsustainable.


So as you can tell, Nathan Barry’s average speed of 1,000 words a day produced far greater results—3 books in 9 months—and he never got to a state of burn out.


We can apply the concept of average speed to just about any of our habits; work habits, eating habits, exercising habits, etc.


James Clear states, “Here’s the surprising thing about average speed, it doesn’t take very long for average speed to produce incredible results.”


We tend to think we have to get really motivated and work like crazy to accomplish something significant. We think we have to work harder than everyone.


But people that make real progress don’t go max speed for a few days or weeks. They don’t necessarily work harder than anyone else, they simply are more consistent. Their average speed is much higher, so over time, they get greater results.


Be more concerned about your average speed. Be consistent day in and day out because in the end, progress is about the process.


Until Next Time… Keep Getting After It!!!


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As Simon Sinek says, “Consistency is more important than intensity”.  At the Texas Baseball Ranch we believe in hyper-personalization built on consistent training for each athlete in order to maximize performance. Let us help you build your plan to make 2020 a great year.  The following are your final opportunities prior to the upcoming season to train with the TBR staff:


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