In a boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland, Alvarez knocks out Kirkland in the third-round.
How could this match impact an exercise plan for women who have no interest in boxing? Or a man who wishes to get relief from back pain?
The superficial results may not be relevant to anyone except boxing promoters and fans.
However, there are deeper currents that run underneath every event in life and shape it.
These deeper currents connect one event to another and are relevant to anyone who is spending energy to reach a goal.
In the case of this particular boxing match, according to the stats reported by CompuBox, Alvarez threw 150 punches, landed 87 of them at an accuracy rate of 58%. Kirkland threw 197 punches, landed 42 of them at an accuracy rate of 21%.
These stats indicate that Kirkland spent more energy to get worse results. He could not efficiently transfer his tremendous energy to connect to his target. With almost 80% of his punching efforts wasted, his motions were inefficient.
Kirkland is a world class champion. Still, I am relatively sure that he was exhausted by the end of the match. However, his energy was not invested to win; it was leaked through inefficiency and contributed to his exhaustion during the match and eventual loss.
If you feel exhausted without reaching the results you wish, you may want to look at your activities. Your actions may be inefficient.
In case of Kirkland, even if he spent twice as much energy and threw 394 punches, with the efficiency of 21% he would still land 84 punches which is less than Alvarez.
The type of training Alvarez did helped him spend 25% less energy (150 punches vs 197 punches) and achieve 200% better results (87 punches landed vs 42).
The time you take in selecting activities that are effective the time you spent to improve the efficiency of your actions impacts your results and the way you feel on the way to your success.
If you are busy and feel that you are falling behind, instead of doing more, consider doing less with more care and more efficiency.