There are three keys to getting what you want out of life.
1 Knowing why you want whatever it is you want,
2. believing you can get it and
3. putting yourself in the right state to get done what needs to be done.
Black belts, Olympic athletes, entrepreneurs and CEO’s and all high performers have one thing in common, they can instantly snap themselves in a peak performance state, no matter what’s going on.
This allows them to eliminate distractions and put their focus exactly where it needs to be to get done what needs to be done.
Would knowing how to snap into a peak performance state be valuable to you?
If your answer was yes, great! If not, then this article isn’t for you.
Here’s how it works.
How you feel, your state, is controlled by your how you breathe and how you hold your body.
Right now, stand or sit up straight with your shoulders back, breathing deeply into your abdomen. As you breathe, imagine energy flowing throughout your body, giving you power, filling you with energy.
Now say yes!
You are ready to get done what needs to be done!
How do you feel right now? Fantastic, right?
Now, think about a time when things weren’t going so well. A time when you felt down and in the dumps.
Maybe you had a fight with your main squeeze, or maybe you didn’t perform up to your standards in an athletic contest or maybe you failed to close the big deal you’ve been working on for the last two months.
Let yourself really feel down and in the dumps, your shoulders slumped, staring at the ground, breathing shallowly.
Feel crummy, right? Good!
Now, snap yourself back into your peak performance state, shoulders back, head erect, breathing deeply into your abdomen. Feel that power and energy flowing throughout your body.
Now, go back to the time when you were feeling down and in the dumps, shoulders slumped, staring at the ground, breathing shallowly, feeling crummy.
Again, quickly put yourself back into that high-performance state, feeling powerful, full of energy, ready to get done what needs to be done.
Now, allow yourself to feel down and in the dumps, each breath you take is sapping your energy. Now, snap yourself back into that high-performance state, letting power and energy flow throughout your body. Now slump again.
Now back into that high-performance state, feel the energy, feel the power. One more time, slump and let yourself feel crummy.
Now instantly snap yourself into that high-performance state, shoulders back, head erect, breathing deeply into your abdomen. Let power and energy flow throughout your body.
How are you feeling now?
Look, no matter what’s happening around you, no matter how you feel at the moment, you now have the tools to snap yourself into a peak performance state. You can do this any time you want.
Here’s your assignment for today.
Practice this process every day for the next 30 days, until it becomes your habit and you can get done what needs to be done, any time and any place.
About the Author:
Wil Dieck is a writer, speaker, researcher, college professor, master hypnotherapist, NLP Trainer and master martial arts instructor. He teaches people from all walks of life how to use simple psychological techniques to develop high performance habits.
Wil’s most recent works includes the highly ranked Amazon Kindle book, Secrets of the Black Belt Mindset, Turing Simple Habits into Extraordinary Success, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: The Convergence of Mind Body and Spirit and Modern Mindfulness, A Beginners Guide on How to Find Peace and Happiness in a Busy World.
In addition to his work as a researcher, writer, and speaker, Wil is a professor of psychology and business at San Diego University of Integrated Studies.
Wil runs a peak performance coaching practice in San Diego, California, helping his clients create the same type of belief systems highly successful people use to make quick, effective transitions in their personal and professional lives.
Additionally, he regularly works with individuals who are suffering from stress and anxiety using meditation, hypnotherapy and NLP.