Rules for Life

Put in the Work to Realize Your Greatest Self

Many dream of being the best in their respective fields, but few are willing to allocate the essential work each day. The ability to commit to a regimen requires discipline and dedication, with no exceptions nor weak moments. In short, you must put in the work to realize your greatest self. This concept of complete dedication to a goal is embodied in Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Tom Brady Put in the Work

Brady has now won a record seven Super Bowls in ten appearances, and at age 44 it doesn’t look like #12 is slowing down any time soon. Outside of the fact that Brady has experienced so much success, one has to acknowledge his longevity, along with his ability to dominate at an age where most pro athletes are long retired. How does Brady do it?

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Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl

A complete and total commitment to his goals, which includes preparation, discipline, and extremely hard work. To maintain his peak level of performance, Brady commits to an intense daily regimen. This includes the following:

Tom Brady’s Daily Routine

5:30 a.m.: Wake up, drink electrolyte water and smoothie

7 a.m.: Breakfast with family

8 – 10:30 a.m.: Hit the gym for strengthening and conditioning

10 a.m:  Beach time

11 a.m.:  Review game footage

Noon: Lunch

3 -5  p.m.: Team practice or, in the off-season, surf and workout

5-6 p.m.: Post-workout pliability session

6 p.m:  Dinner with family

8 p.m.: Pliability workout for muscle recovery

7:30 p.m.: Family time, including reading to kids

8:30 p.m.: Lights out and sleep

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Tom Brady training at the TB12 Facility

Equally important, I’m wondering when he finds time to make love to his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen.

Anyway, it’s clear Brady’s fitness and preparation are down to a science, and his game plan requires unwavering dedication. If you want something bad enough, create a game plan and commit to it. Granted, the game plan won’t be easy, but nothing of value ever comes easy.

Finally, accept that you are human and prone to vulnerability. When you feel a weak moment coming on, think back to TB12’s intense daily routine, and remember there are no shortcuts to greatness.

-Your Big Bro