Four days a week is what we need to commit to something if we really want to grow.
Twice a week is enough for maintenance.
Three days a week is enough for improvement.
But four days a week creates transformative change.
It doesn’t matter what sort growth you’re working on–you might want to improve your sales, singing, soccer, swimming, saxophone or salsa dancing. Perhaps you’re working on tambourine, thoughtfulness, tact, tenacity, tap dancing or Telugu.
Give it four days a week and change will happen.
Also, while it goes without saying that 0 times a week gets you nowhere, be especially wary of once a week—it may be the most dangerous cadence of all if we care about improvement. At once a week, we feel like we’re doing something regularly, but we never change. It’s perfect fodder for the “I’ll never be good at this” story we like to tell ourselves.
We will be good at this, one day.
And 4 is the magic number to get us there.