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It takes a great deal of patience and personal control to wait for small movements to create a larger benefit.
Those who are at the top of their game learn exactly what you have said.

Small adjustment usually have the highest rates of return, and small adjustments requires less energy over time.

That is my 2-cents.

Great comparison, Valeria. As a collegiate wrestler and student of Brazilian jiu jitsu for the past 7 years, I'll eagerly attest to the "quarter-inch" insight. To extend the metaphor, what that awareness gives you (in grappling terms) is leverage. You can be a smaller, weaker opponent but should be able to best a superior if your technique is true and your position is ideal. It take practice and tenacity to discover that position, but once you're there, you can best those who, on paper, should be throwing you around like a ragdoll. Are tweets, posts, and even replies the equivalent of windsprints and chinups?

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