Walking into the gym one morning, a workout partner had two pairs of socks on (one tall, one short). I asked him what’s up and he explained an old football-habit; something about performance and how he’s carried it on. So naturally, I tried it out, eventually stole the habit and have kept it for years, still to this day – double socks every morning. Add on top of that a double knot shoe lace habit and we’re ready to get after it.
Then about two years ago I came home from work and my feet were in pain. Throbbing. Just one of those days…
So the next morning, I pulled the double sock trick. A pair of running socks, followed by a pair of dress socks. Worked like a charm! And out of instinct (I think) with the double socks, I double knotted my dress shoes that day.
Now, this morning, when I woke up at 5 am for the gym, it was double socks, double knot. Time to get better.
Now, this morning, when it was 7 am and I’m getting dressed for the office, it was double socks, doubt knot. Time to get better.
But it’s about habits, mindset and getting better everywhere; two socks, two knots at a time.