Physical activity wakes up your body, speech exercises improve how you talk, and meditation quiets the mind.
No sooner than I conceived of such a sentimental thought, much less completed it, I was pummeled by a — BLASTED in the face by what felt like a love tap from Old Faithful — sending me deep underwater; confused and disoriented, churning around in the salty undertow.
I can’t think of a single thing worth doing that doesn’t involve a modicum of hard work. In fact, hard work is actually the only proven method to advance the human condition that has stood the test of time.
“You learn that your personality has a certain shape, with definite, inflexible bounds — bounds you find out about because you keep bonking into them headfirst when you try to change.” — Attribution unknown.