How to Adult: The 5% Rule

Want to know a secret? 

So, here’s the thing: Most people have no idea what they’re doing.

Ever looked at an adultier adult and thought, damn, they are so put together. I’m sure you’re doing great but as each year passes you by, you do start to get better at this thing called life.

People are so good at pretending that they have it all figured out. Apparently, for someone to seem smart, they only need to know 5% more than you. 5%! that’s all. And our silly brain pegs them as being superior. 

Now let’s keep all the social signaling aside and focus on ourselves. What if the only person you need to impress, is yourself? 

Let’s apply being consistent to our self-growth. Every day, month, year, slowly getting 5% better than last time (Coach Greg fans hmu :P). If any of you have worked out, consistently, you would have seen your body change. Slowly, progressively getting stronger. Those non-scale victories are sweet as hell.

Now imagine you applied these same principles to keeping your emotions in check. Slowly, one day at a time. Figuring out how far you are willing to push your boundaries, with yourself and others.

Before you know it, you’ll become the adultier adult. The one who seems like they have it all figured out. When all you’re doing is showing up for yourself, 5% at a time.

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