How to get enlightened in 20 seconds on this lovely Friday
I know. I know. I know!
BIG claim in the subject line. But, I believe I can deliver.
Here it is…
So a monk tells Joshu, “I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me.”
Joshu asked, “Have you eaten your rice porridge?”
The monk replied, “I have eaten.”
Joshu said, “Then you had better wash your bowl.”
At THAT moment the monk was enlightened.
I love this little story. Why? Because it reminds me to stop thinking so damn much, and just take the next action.
It’s so easy to get caught up in figuring out answers to questions like, “What’s the meaning of life?” and all sorts of other mind-numbing questions.
It’s also so easy to get frustrated and intimidated when we have a long journey ahead of us.
When something seems overwhelming (like trying to lose weight), we usually choose choice C: None of the above and do nothing.
Instead, let’s just focus on our very next meal. Our very next workout.
Focus on your very next action, your very next interaction, your very next task.
That’s it. That’s all you can do.
Although you can worry about eating poorly this coming weekend, there’s nothing you can do right now. Except, focus on your very next meal.
When in doubt…just wash the bowl.
Don’t ask questions. Don’t ponder.
What camp are you in?
This reminds me of a few prospective clients that email me every month or so. And every time they email me they ask me another question or three about my program. And that’s totally fine! I am truly here to help.
But you know what? These people have been asking me questions for years now! Some more than others, of course. But without fail, every month or so I get the same people asking me questions.
You know why? Because asking questions FEELS good. It feels like they’re taking action when in reality they’re not. They’re not doing anything at all.
These prospective clients are in exactly the same spot they were in when they first emailed me.
Most prospective clients focus on the possibilities (as opposed to fear) because I make it easy for them to do that since I offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
So they sign up, get major results and move on with their life. All the while, these prospective clients are in exactly the same spot they were in asking question after question.
What camp are you in? Learn more about our ridiculous guarantee: You know you wanna click me.