To improve our health and fitness, we need to have a deep understanding of why what we’re doing now isn’t working.

Gaining this deep understanding requires shoveling dirt away until we’re left with nothing more than the root of the problem. The absolute essence of our struggle.

Digging to the roots gives us the boundaries to work with. It’s only once we know the root cause and the boundaries we have that we can decide on the strategy and tactics to improve our situation.

Until then, we’re wasting time and energy copying other people’s tactics and behaviours in hopes that they’ll work for us too.