Do the dishes like a boss

Doing the dishes is a pain in the ass. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t find it a pain in the ass. But here’s the thing- doing the dishes well can make you more awesome at other things.


Doing the dishes requires discipline. It’s not easy to get all fired up and motivated to do it. You have to override the part of you that just wants to party and get the job done or a week goes by and it looks like you’ve been living in a frat house. Well guess what? If you want to do anything well it requires discipline. Even if you are following your life’s passion, there will be aspects of what you do that don’t involve puking up rainbows. So consider doing the dishes an exercise in discipline.


The outcome of doing the dishes is awesome because guess what you champion, when the dishes are done there are no more dishes to do. But it takes time to get there and the act of doing them can be mundane. Here’s the thing though- doing the dishes is nothing more than a series of individual actions that you can learn to take pride in. Embrace every step and kick some ass at it. Go into it with some serious mental and physical energy and see if you can knock your dishes job out of the park. It doesn’t matter what you want to get great at you will need to embrace the process like this because some of the process is going to suck…..but not if you take incredible pride in even the mundane parts of it.


If you’re doing the dishes with a totally random haphazard approach you are probably not maximizing your dishes experience and you need to get your shit together because I promise you there is a better way. Systems are essential to pretty much every successful venture and you guessed it, they are essential to an awesome dish washing experience. If you want long term efficiency and effectiveness in anything, systems are the best way to achieve this. And don’t become complacent with your systemizing either! Refine, refine, refine until they are more and more awesome. Systemize your approach to doing the dishes and you will be more awesome at doing the dishes. Systematize your approach to what you want to achieve most in life and you will be more awesome at that too.


Losing your dishes pizazz? Get creative! Do them opposite handed. Do them blindfolded. Do them while dancing to music. Time yourself. Do them in the nude. Figure out creative ways to make it an awesome part of your day. And you guessed it…..this also applies to the other parts of your life where you really want to have success. Get creative with the approach when you need to.


If you were doing the dishes for the Queen you would probably really giver and it would be pretty exciting getting all wet and soapy in Buckingham Palace. You would clean those dishes like a boss. So if you do a half ass job on your own dishes are you saying that the Queen is more important than you are? Are you saying that you have such low self esteem that you wouldn’t treat yourself as well as the Queen? Have some self respect and do the dishes like you are the Queen. Doing the best job you can even when nobody is watching is a form of integrity and it will go a long way to making you more awesome no matter what you are doing.

Do the dishes like a champion and you just may end up being Prime Minister one day- or at the very least the Prime Ministers’ dishwasher.

About Jasper

Jasper is an Ironman Champion and professional athlete turned coach and entrepreneur. He also has a passion for the philosophical and creative side of life. This is his personal blog.

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