One of the more interesting books I’ve read in the past year or so is a book by James Clear called “Atomic Habits,” and it has big implications for your tennis game. One of my big takeaways was that to get 37 times better at something in the next year (whether that’s tennis or some other area of your life) you only need to improve by 1% each day.
Not a lot.
We all know that small actions add up to huge results, but getting started is easier said than done. In college I took a class on urban development, and one of the assignments was, no joke, to play the video game “Sim City.” I waited until the night before it was due to start playing. I’m so good at procrastinating that, in college, I procrastinated at playing a video game.
“Atomic Habits” offers some practice tips for how you can get yourself moving. If you’re interested, check out a review my buddy Olivier Roland wrote here:
Olivier does a good job of laying out the 80-20, and if you like what you see, you can pick up a copy on Amazon HERE.