“The present moment is all you ever have.” – Eckhart Tolle
Last week I had 2 CHALLENGES to face:
- A 2 day test for work.
- A belt promotion in Jiu Jitsu.
They were separated by 48 hours and 1,200 miles.
The 1st took place halfway across the country.
The 2nd happened on the other side of my comfort zone.
This is the type of week that would have gotten inside my head a few years ago.
I would think of all the things that could go wrong.
Seth Godin wrote, “Tell yourself enough stories of your impending doom and you start to believe it.”
To win this week, I knew I had to win the MOMENT.
To succeed in LIFE we have to give ourselves a GIFT –
THE PRESENT MOMENT.
Eckhart Tolle wrote, “The present moment is the only thing that matters.”
The toughest battles are the ones we fight inside our our own mind.
Under PRESSURE, our minds wander.
We think of all the bad things that can happen.
Our minds project failure.
Lucky for us 80% of what we worry about never happens.
The PRESENT MOMENT is all we will ever have.
How to Live To In The Present Moment:
We have to free up time to FOCUS on our important work.
We have to learn what to ignore.
I go on AIRPLANE MODE:
- No email.
- No news.
- No social media.
This alone is a game changer.
GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD
To BE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT, we have to get out of our heads and into our bodies.
- Go for an early AM run.
- Go for a power walk between meetings.
- Get on the mat and get choked.
It’s amazing how exercising our body focuses us in the PRESENT MOMENT.
Or as Jocko Willink says, “Get to the gym.”
Focused Breathing helps us live in the PRESENT MOMENT.
Breathing can be done anywhere.
- Breath in your nose.
- Out your mouth.
- Deep breaths.
THE ART OF LIFE
Emmett Fax wrote, “The art of life is to live in the present moment.”
There is a CHALLENGE waiting for you.
How you respond in the PRESENT MOMENT will determine everything.
We have no more chances to do yesterday over.
The future is a mystery.
The best place to take on life is…