Last week I was riding the Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Kyoto. It moved at a speed of over 300 km per hour – and strangely enough, the high speed is accomplished via magnetic force. As you’re cruising in this train, however, you’re totally relaxed and calm. You are neither stressed out nor telling yourself or the train to go faster. You simply sit back and let it happen.
Today we live in a society in which we’re encouraged to move faster and faster – but the thing is when we give ourselves the “faster, faster” command, we tend to stop relaxing. We don’t move around as if we’re being pulled by a magnetic force. Instead, we act as if it’s our body that must do all the work, so we tense our faces and flex our backs. Next thing you know, the rest of our body becomes tense and we feel rundown instead of uplifted.
And while we’re tearing ourselves down with physical stress we’re still telling ourselves “faster, faster.”
This is not the best way to move through life, and in fact, the method I have just described slows you down more than you’d like to know.
A faster way to get things done is accomplished by relaxing, breathing deeply, focusing on exactly what it is that you want, then allowing your energy to be pulled in the direction of the very thing you want until you’re done. Again, think of the bullet train. It’s moving at super fast speeds, yet it is relaxed and so are all the passengers. The job is getting done quicker than ever – yet no one is stressed out about it. This is the image you want to keep in mind as you go through life.
See yourself zooming toward what you want like a bullet. As you zoom, stay relaxed, centered and calm. Don’t let a frown occupy space in your mind or your face. If you feel your neck and shoulders raise, feel them relax and drop down to the natural resting position.
Breathe deeply as you move. See yourself at the end of the line – at your predetermined destination. See yourself getting where you want to go without friction, without resistance.
In your business, observe this same system of thought and action when you answer the phone or handle correspondence. Take a deep breath before each call. Pause for a moment and breathe deeply before reading or replying to each email. No matter what you read, take a moment to gather some power, then reply.
When making a sales call, never rush. Confidently stride into an office as if it’s your own domain; as if you own the place. See those you’re talking to in a positive light. Even if you’ve only got 10 minutes, relax and let everything flow. All will get accomplished faster when you relax.
You can tense up and take a whack at a golf ball, thinking this will help you hit it further. The pros will tell you otherwise. They relax and let the club do the work.
If you’re a writer, don’t fret over what you need to put on paper. Relax, breathe deeply and let if flow. Remove the resistance from your mind – and from your body. Let the magnets pull you along the tracks.
Keep these images in mind and you can achieve whatever you want with far less effort than ever before – as well as far greater speed.
Zen Master of the Internet®
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