There are many reasons to read Ryan Holiday’s “The Ego is the Enemy”, but here is my favourite. It’s a quote from his friend Daniele Bolelli which I thought was both prescient and insightful.
“He explained that training was like sweeping the floor. Just because we’ve done it once, doesn’t mean the floor is clean forever. Every day the dust comes back. Every day we must sweep.”
We often do things once and think “well, that’s done – Glad I never have to do that again.” But the truth is, we back-slide, we got back to old habits, we forget our lessons and need to relearn them.
We need to sweep.
We need to train.