Someone once told me a story that Bruce Lee used to have a mini makiwara (striking target) set up in his car so he could practice hitting while driving. Regardless if you like Bruce Lee or not, the fact of the matter is that Bruce Lee was someone who would do or try just about anything to improve himself. That is the difference between being a winner and a loser. Even if a student came to class everyday that would only yield them seven to thirteen hours of training per week. That number pales in comparison to the 168 hours there are in a week. With that being said, in order to get a head one must put in some time outside of class in order to improve faster.
There is a Japanese saying, chiri wo tsumoreba yama to naru which means "Even specks of dust if piled up can eventually become a mountain." There is always something to improve upon or something that needs to be done to stave something off. The infographic above shows what someone could do despite the fact that they are sequestered behind a desk all day to maintain or improve themselves. All one would have to do is use their imagination to find ways to create opportunities to either improve or maintain themselves. It doesn't matter if it is Aikido or knitting, "Idle hands are the devil's hands" - just do something.
Today as we are blessed with one more second, what will you do with that extra precious moment?