I can jump rope better now. Why? Slight changes in technique and more relaxation. I'm slightly older than when I started, I've been overeating, and I haven't been exercising as much--at all. Now I can imagine getting more out of jumping. Apparently I didn't need to become younger, stronger, or to try harder. I just needed to be more mindful of the actual experience and find the groove. But as a result, I'm sure my heart and legs will become stronger, my coordination and timing will improve, and I'll feel better overall. It might also help my thinkerer. It also highlights how indirect the process can be for people.
We're not just machines that rely totally on raw computing power and a supply of synthetic oil for our precision parts. We're dynamic, imperfect, and a bit mysterious. That's kind of cool. heh