Each Day That Passes, Improve Everything That You Do
I studied Capoeira for some time and before and after every class we would repeat in unison, this phrase in Portuguese:
"Cada dia que pasa, estou melhor em tudo que faso."
It translates to: "Each day that passes, I am improving everything that I do."
So simply put that it leaves no more to be said. In every facet of your life, if you live by this mantra, you have no option but to succeed. It doesn't matter who you are, what your goals are or where you are in life. If you are alive, you have daily actions that you do to survive, and if you strive to do them better, you will be improving who you are in increments that are perfectly suitable and attainable by you. Whether you are a gymnast, a pirate, a bingo caller, a business owner or a rockstar, this phrase is relevant to you and you can immediately apply it to improve your life and improve your health.
How are you sitting right now? Is your posture correct?
How much time have you spent in front of the computer today? Too much?
What is your typing speed? Think you can make it faster?
Who was the last person you hurt? What it necessary or could you have used a better tactic?
What did you do for your health yesterday? Have you done it better today?
These are just a few of the questions you can apply to your actions to push you toward becoming the best human being you can be. I've mentioned "being all you can be" several times in this blog, and I've never served in the Army, but I believe that the fact that we're here on Earth is an amazing gift and we should all be making the best of it. Fundamentally speaking, if we want to make the best of our lives, we should first be the best person we can be.
Another interesting benefit of applying this mantra to your daily life is the fact that in order to successfully apply it, we first have to be AWARE. We need an awareness of our personal limits and we need to fundamentally understand what it will take to improve those limits.
Everyday, I try to workout a little bit harder than I did the day before, give more of myself, learn something new that I can apply to my life goals, or understand a new concept or strategy relevent to my current project.
What will be the next step to improving your daily life?