You’ve most likely heard the line, “To be or not to be – that is the question.”
When I was living in California, every once in a while someone would say, “What do you have goals for. Why can’t you just BE?”
In reply I’d say, “Ever think of being and doing at the same time.”
Show me someone who is just BEING – but never DOING – and I’ll show you a loser.
Same goes for someone who is so busy doing he never learns how to BE and DO simultaneously. Eventually he’ll fry his nervous system and a rest will be required.
One of the hallmarks of great masters is that they learn how to use their mind and body as one – and that’s the way they’re designed to BE used anyway.
Before you do anything, how about taking time out to tune into your breath, how about scanning your body for unnecessary tension.
Once found, release it and let it go.
Yes, you can plow through life with unwanted tension – but you can soar through life without it. The differences involve speed and ease.
Unconsciously we tend to think that we’ll get further faster if we add more strain to the equation. But the opposite is true. We can do far more far faster when we let go of the physical and psychological tensions that are holding us back.
Last night at a local game I watched a young man get upset at himself after he made an error on the field. He displayed his anger for all to see, letting everyone know that he flogs himself after a mistake.
A couple minutes later he made another error. He flogged himself again.
And then he made another error. Once again, he added more tension to the situation by pouting and getting on himself.
Whenever this happens, the best thing a coach can do is remove the player from the field. He’s not doing anyone else on the team any good – and he’s not helping himself either. In fact, he’s dragging the team down as they witness his attitude.
As a parent, if the coach won’t remove your son or daughter from a game when they act this way, I think you need to step in and remove him yourself.
That’s what my Mom did to me at a swimming meet when I was 12 years old. Our team lost the freestyle relay after our third man gave away a half-pool lead and left us another half-pool behind.
I was so mad I followed the boy to where his parents were seated, and I gave him a piece of my mind. My mother saw me doing this and called for me to go home.
We walked home that night and she took a good half-hour to explain to me that no matter how good I might be, this type of attitude was unacceptable. She explained that even if you’re good, you won’t get any credit from many folks because they’ll say, “Ah, he’s a hot head.”
I’ve talked to MLB agents who had someone listed as a first-round draft pick – until they went to watch a game in person. After an error, the would-be first-rounder yelled at another player on the field. He dropped 20 rounds by the next day and by the time of the draft, he was barely given a mention.
Just from one blow-up.
But you want to know something cool. It’s really hard to blow up when you’re being and doing at the same time; when you’re living in the present moment; when you’re aware of your breathing – and when no matter what happens, you let it go and move on to the next thing.
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