Practice being great at the small things, not because you want to be great at the small things, but because you're in training to be great at the BIG things!
In times of stress, we fall to one side or the other ...
We either respond with POWER by drawing on our experience and trusting our instinct
We respond with weakness borne of unfamiliarity and doubt
Which way we fall, depends greatly on the training we put ourselves through in our daily lives
So in times of peace, we need to train ourselves. In order to stay sharp for the tough times, we need to make our daily life More Challenging!
We need to live like a Samurai!
We need to increase intensity, precision, and efficiency in our daily lives
Samurai practiced being great at the small things. They believed the small things ARE the BIG things. They believed in moving through their world gracefully and with full intention
No wasted Energy
No wasted Time
No wasted Movement
Preparing and drinking tea was high art. Getting dressed, polishing their weapons, setting each rock in a rock garden. They were all considered highly important
Practice moving through your world with maximum effectiveness and full intention
Do the dishes like it matters. Quickly, efficiently and still do a great job
See if you can make a great sandwich with the fewest body movements
Mow the lawn with the smallest amount of overlapping mow lines as possible
Practice holding your breath. You never know when that super power will come in handy!
You want to see a true modern Samurai? Watch this Master Chef take the simple act of making noodles and create high art out of the experience. Prepare to be amazed and hypnotized. Every movement, every action focused and with full intention. Nothing wasted. Not time, energy or scrap dough!
Try to do one thing a day with heightened challenge! You'll love the feeling. You're increasing Flow in your life and that’s always a Good Thing!
Now, go live ...
Like A Samurai!
You read all the way to here?!! You rock! If you’ve come this far, I would love to know of a Samurai moment in your daily life. Please tell me below!