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Two Minute Drill: Painful Determination

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is painful determination. I’m here in South Florida, we moved my parents from California back to Aventura. It was also my mom’s birthday this weekend, so we celebrated her 85th birthday, and everything went really well. They’re all settled in, thanks mainly to my sister who does so much for my parents.

Malka’s Determination

We had a birthday dinner with my parents, my sister, my brother-in-law, and my baby niece Malka. During the dinner, Malka was sitting next to me and we were talking about who was more competitive, me or her, and she challenged me that she was more determined, she was more competitive.

She’s seven years old, and so I said, okay! She’s like, “I’m going to hold up your leg.” So, she extended her two little seven-year-old legs, and I put my right leg on top of her ankles, she worked and she worked through a lot of pain. You’re going to see that video at the end.

What’s really cool is that even though she was experiencing pain, she was determined to win. That inspired me. I was inspired to see how hard she was working and how much pain she endured to achieve her goal.

When it comes to our goals, our personal goals, our fitness goals, our life goals, our professional goals, how much pain are we willing to endure in order to achieve the goal?

Next time I’m in the gym and I did this, this weekend and I’m kind of struggling through that last couple of reps, I’m going to do a couple more. I did a couple more and I’m going to continue to do that.

The Power of One More, as Ed Mylett might say when it comes to doing things related to work or achieving personal financial goals, putting in the effort, and going through some pain in order to achieve the goal.

So, how much pain are you willing to endure? If you can have painful determination, you can win. Just like my seven-year-old baby niece Malka.

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Y’all have a great week and I’ll talk to y’all next week.


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