Whether it be upon rising, before bed, or anywhere in between, working these 30 minutes will make a significant difference in our recovery, performance, and longevity.
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld had a daily practice, which was a promise to himself. To “never break the chain”.
Every day, Jerry promised himself that he would write a joke, every single day. The length, the topic, and even how funny it was came second to the fact - that it was completed. Some days the jokes were incredibly funny. Other days, hardly. Some jokes were long, some were barely a sentence. But he “never broke the chain”.
What Jerry was doing, was committing himself to make forward movement, every, single, day. Some days it was inch, and some days it was a mile. And this seemingly simple practice, to place tangible action into every day, resulted in one of the greatest comedians of his time.
As Martin Luther expresses, it’s not about the magnitude of the progress. All that matters, is that we’re moving forward.
“If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.” – Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs truly captured some of the wisdom of life in this statement. Do that which you are passionate about and your work will feel effortless.Read More
Open 19.5 announcement tonight.
Below, you will find an optional "Pre-Game" activation. If you are an athlete that feels "rusty" in a sense after a full rest day, moving today in such an active recovery fashion can restore mobility and assist us with performing at our best tomorrow. If not, we recommend full rest. No right or wrong approach here - go with what is natural.
“The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression.” – Brene Brown
Sometimes along the way, we forget that we love what we do. The choice of words there was intentional.
Suddenly things become a “job”.
Things used to be fun.
It used to excite us.
Now… not so much.
And we ask ourselves that question… ”What happened?”
When we are here, it’s a must to remind ourselves: love is a two-way street. And it takes work to love. Unlike the portrayal in the movies, there’s commitment with hard work, sweat and tears. But through that, if we can see it all the way, is the irreplaceable fulfillment. We must learn, or maybe better said re-learn, to love what we do.
Think back to what excited us the most when we started. What ignited the fire. What wakes us up in the morning. It’s there. Not lost to “work”, and just in need of a rekindling.
“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.”
Although these two are often lumped into the same category, they are actually miles apart. The difference between knowledge and wisdom: application.
Gaining knowledge, in and of itself, is relatively easy.
But purely gaining knowledge doesn’t change who we are.
We can place a turbocharged engine in the trunk, but it’s not connected to the drivetrain, we won’t drive faster. We might even drive slower, clouding our efforts with “unusable weight”.
Wisdom on the other hand, takes effort. It takes trial, error, pain, blood, sweat, and tears. And it’s a lifelong practice.
Knowing is not half the battle.
It’s not even a quarter.
It’s the first 10%, if that.
What we are after, is knowledge in action.