What did you do differently today?
Today, I did something different. I usually wake up and do a series of stretches and special breaths before I sit down at my computer to do work.
Today, I skipped that step.
Why would you skip something so healthy, you ask?
Because life is a wacky, awesome science experiment. I read a quote recently that said:
IF YOU WANT TO REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL, YOU HAVE TO CONTINUALLY TRIM DOWN YOUR LIST OF TASKS, PROJECTS AND COMMITMENTS. (Darren Hardy)
Now I’m a real confident guy. If you were to ask me out of the blue if I know how to live, I’d say hell yeah. If I really think about it, though, I have to admit- I have a long way to go.
I’m not gonna lie, I want to drive an Aston Martin and take a boat to the Caribbean! That doesn’t mean I don’t like my life now. It just means there’s more fun to be had. The only thing stopping me from having it is admitting that I want it. Admitting that you want something can feel sorta like defeat, depending on how your brain works.
So here I am: I admit it! I want to admit that my life isn’t as optimized as it can be. I could be giving a million dollars a year to charity, if only I had it. I could be lifting ten times the weight I deadlift and run further and faster, if I trained smarter and started paying attention to supplements, vitamins and minerals.
What’s the next step?
Changing things up!
Changing things can be scary, if I let it scare me. What if I skip my morning stretches? Will I have a panic attack by lunch time? What if my mind wanders (more than it normally does)! And then I think, maybe I’ll pull something at the gym!
But that’s just some paranoid shit. Turns out I’m just way more anal than I realized. My day went fine, and I got a lot of work done. I’m not saying that I’m not going to ever stretch in the mornings anymore. I’m just saying, if I don’t that doesn’t mean something bad is gonna happen.
Life is a science experiment. I refuse to be a scaredy cat about changing around some variables.