Thomas Junghans

My Daily Checklist

Created at 2022-07-21 10:00:00 +0000

Modified at 2022-07-21 20:56:00 +0200

I prioritize progress over goals.

By goals I mean long term goals, such as running a marathon and owning a business.

Goals like these tend to be overwhelming because they are hard to achieve.

I’ve given up on going to the gym.

For me being at the gym is the easy part.

It’s getting ready for and going to the gym that require more discipline than I’m willing to spend.

Anything that challenges my discipline too much risks of not being done.

I prefer to do what I can do consistently.

The point is to master the habit of showing up.

Source James Clear. “Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results”.

I do what works. Rather little instead nothing.

One pushup a day are 365 push ups a year.

50 push ups a day are 18’250 push ups a year but doing 50 push ups a day requires far more discipline and you’re likely to skip a day or two or more.


Below is an example of my daily checklist.

The items should be specific and realistic.

Don’t add an item that is not consistently doable on a daily basis.

Don’t add too many items so that you end up missing a few.