Coach Sam's April 2024 Blog

April 8, 2024

Why You're Progressing Faster Than You Think


In our pursuit of growth and improvement, it's easy to fall into the trap of underestimating our progress. We often get caught up in comparing ourselves to others or fixating on our perceived shortcomings. But what if I told you that you're actually doing better than you think you are?


Let's break it down. When it comes to strength progression, the path is often linear. Hit the gym regularly, increase the weights gradually, and you'll see measurable gains over time. It's a straightforward process driven by physiological adaptation. However, skill progression is a different beast altogether. Whether you're learning a new language or mastering an instrument, refining your craft doesn't always follow a linear trajectory. It's marked by peaks and valleys, plateaus, and breakthroughs. But when was the list time you zoomed out to see how you're really doing?


Here's the kicker: you're progressing much faster than you realise, relative to the time you invest. How many times have you looked back and marvelled at how far you've come in a relatively short period? The truth is, growth is often exponential. The more you immerse yourself in a skill or pursuit, the faster you improve. It's the compound effect in action. Every hour spent practicing, every setback overcome, every lesson learned contributes to your advancement, even if it doesn't feel like it in the moment.


So, the next time you find yourself doubting your progress, take a step back and reflect on how far you've come. Remember that growth isn't always linear, and sometimes the most significant strides are made when you least expect them. Trust in your journey, stay consistent, and embrace the fact that you're doing better than you think.


See you at the gym soon,


Coach Sam

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