How you do anything is how you do everything.
What this means, in practice, is that everything you do – no matter how small or insignificant it seems – matters. Why? Because it all adds to the whole. Every movement you make, every thought you have, every decision you take fires a sequence of neurons which, over time, build movement engrams, the neurological blueprints for complex actions.
Whether it’s washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, interacting with a barista in a coffee shop, making your bed, performing a jump… the quality and attention you bring to that action contributes to the development – or not – of the optimal, cohesive version of yourself, and therefore to the whole practice that is your life.
And this is true physically, psychologically and emotionally. Whatever you do, that action either reinforces or detracts from an ideal behaviour.
Treat a stranger dismissively and you are more likely to do the same with a client or a colleague, or a friend. Drop litter in a park and you are likely to be leaving detritus in other aspects of your life.
Be mindful of every action. Live with intention. Make the smallest things your daily practice and there will be no hesitation when it comes to the larger decisions.
(Photo by Grafikeriet at Parkour Generations Parkour & Movement Camp)