I am a big fan of podcasts. They offer the best of new, cutting edge ideas that I might otherwise not stumble across. Among my favorites: The TED Radio Hour. Click here. The Tim Ferris Show. Click here. RadioLab. Click here.
This past weekend I listened to a Tim Ferris Show podcast with 62-year old trainer / weightlifter Jerzy Gregorek. Without boring you in this blog post with details of my own observations, I will say Jerzy’s commentary was compelling. I plan to listen again to the entire podcast. I am also motivated (somewhat officiously?) to suggest that every person I know listen to this podcast.
Jerzy’s comments go well beyond weightlifting. He more broadly touches on the universal notion of what it takes to get better at something, whether weightlifting, exercise, diet, work, or music, and so forth. Jerzy uses the phrase: Easy Choices-Hard Life; and Hard Choices-Easy Life. He also uses the phrase I added to the title of this blog: “It’s tough to be better.”
Here is the link to this podcast: Click here. It is: “The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant)”.
We all have a tendency in areas of life to get no further than imagining our goals or improvement. In essence, we simply daydream away our present opportunity and never face taking actual steps forward toward goals we truly desire.
Spend some time with this podcast. I hope you find it also compelling.