Genetics is hardware. Epigenetics is software. Loosely speaking.
Capacities, in the DNA, can be expressed, switched on or switched off.
When you change, you do more than just surface changes: in effect you change how the DNA, capacities, etc. get switched on or switched off... you are creating epigenetic changes. And not just physical, the aspect "science" is talking about, but the whole person. Not just fat/skinny health conscious, life-unconscious aspect... but really the whole intelligent person who you are or... ahem... not.
The first phase of growth is to plug the leaks of energy, life force, glycogen, time, working memory... eliminate the mistakes, sloppiness, etc.
What is the "real" meaning of little hinges swing big doors? And what is the practical benefit of knowing it? And putting it to work in your life.
The difference between the 99% and the 1% is what we are talking about in this article.
You may or may not be able to raise yourself to the level of the 1%, but you'll move from wherever you are to a lot higher in income, life satisfaction, etc. depending on how well you employ this new thing... that at present you probably have never thought of.
I read some new self-growth suggestions, some new methods to grow yourself from the series of books I am reading.
I'll mention three of those in this article.
One: as soon as you wake up, look who you are going to help today. And put the question on your reticular activator, the part of you that once it trusts you, will do almost all the work of finding stuff for you... The rule of this spiritual practice is: you need a new person every day.
Two: grow 1% every day in health, wealth, love and fulfillment.
A long held assessment of mine that I was a lousy business coach fall apart.
I have tried my hand on business coaching many times in the past 40 years, and every time I hated it. So I didn't even gave myself an opportunity to do it badly... I fired the clients after one or two sessions.
Now, what has changed that I don't think of myself as a bad business coach?