Al Pacino’s character Coach Tony D’Amato gives a speech in the movie “Any Given Sunday” about how life, just like football, is a game of inches.
He goes on about how slim the margins are between victory and defeat, about how games, lives and even destinies are won and lost by mere fractions of inches. He says “the inches we need are all around us”, and “that when we add up all those inches, that’s going to make the fucking difference between winning and losing; between living and dying.”
We live in an incredible time in human history. The entire repository of human knowledge, experience and wisdom is at our fingertips. The power to access this from nearly anywhere in the world elevates our individual and collective potential.
Resources that could be used to better ourselves are indeed all around us.
They are all there, just waiting for us to use them and help ourselves become more like the people we know we could be.
Henry David Thoreau once said, “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
If you want to do something, all you have to do is do it.