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The Most Important Type of Fitness

By August 16, 2022September 21st, 2022No Comments

Dreaming of hammock time while I’m working out

The Most Important Type of Fitness

About 45 seconds after I start to workout, a talktrack starts in my mind:

Why don’t you stop working out, Michael?

Is that knee/elbow/finger giving you trouble? It’s OK to stop, you know.

You’re already pretty fit. Why don’t you take it easy today?

Is this routine even any good? Just stop and come back tomorrow.

It turns out that I work out not only to build a little bit of muscle and a certain amount of cardio fitness. What I’m really working out is how not to quit. I’m learning how to keep going when things get hard.

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.