I have a friend who had a bumper sticker that reads “Practice Kindness.” More that later.
At my workout today, we did sprint work. I haven’t sprinted since I was like 20 years old. Heck, I do these silly workouts so that if a situation arose, I wouldn’t have to run 🙂 Something that stuck out today, however, was a simple statement. The leader of our class said that we were going to practice sprints so that we can get better at them. Not really a mind-blowing statement, right?
However, being me, I pushed myself through those workouts but found myself thinking philosophically about this the whole time. We’re sentient, condition-able beings and the more we do something, the more we develop that behavior as a part of our being. I began to ask myself “What do I practice each day?”
If practice makes us more able to do something, wouldn’t it make sense to practice things that matter?
Do I practice communication?
Do I practice listening?
Do I practice leading with equity?
Do I practice time management?
Do I practice anything?
Do I practice kindness like my friend’s simple but wonderful bumper sticker?
And what does what I practice matter to the big picture?
Good questions to mull over on a beautiful Spring morning.