Today I wanted to talk about doing little things for yourself and how it builds momentum in life. My friend Jerome asked me a question about what feels like painful cycling form. I told him the first thing I would check is tight hamstrings. If your hamstrings are too tight, it could really mess with your life and he thinks it feels like he has some sort of pelvic tilt. He also works an office job, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to have tight hamstrings. Anyway, I told him to stretch them five mins a day for 30 days and see how he feels. I figured he hadn’t tried it because people don’t usually stretch a lot. The whole incident got us talking about small things making a big difference over time. There is a different between improving and destroying. If left alone for too long the natural order is to destroy, so it’s best to always be fighting the good fight.
It’s strange because I think a lot of people know what’s a good impulse and a bad impulse, but we so often choose the bad one. Maybe we’re playing some sort of larger game, “I’ll take this bad thing here because I know it grants me a good thing here.” Maybe the next challenge is to find the largest game you can handle playing in. Sometimes the largest game you can play in is making sure you’ve eaten that day, I’ve been there, but I’ve been getting a lot of new strength lately, so I’m really looking forward to the future as I continue being able to play more complicated roles in life. The thing is you have to work for yourself so that you’ll even be capable to do what’s asked of you when the time comes. At the same time, that work is what leads to new pastures that will call upon you.