Ancient Sensei Wisdom That Will Help You Crush This Year Like A Ricecake
Happy New Year! Sending you the most positive energy you can handle this new year.
Come, let’s sit. Remove your shoes grasshopper. Have some tea.
Slow your breath. Fill your lungs. Focus on only the words on this page.
Now. Let’s reflect on the many positive experiences that you enjoyed last year. Start this year appreciating the friends you’ve made, and raise your tea to the wisdom you learned. You are truly blessed.
For that, you should smile.
And with the good comes the not so good. Reflect also on the disappointments you had to overcome, and any obstacles you’ve conquered. We ALL face roadblocks and walls in our path. Everything is about balance, that’s just a part of life.
Raise your tea. Because for that, you should also smile.
“A master is not one who does not fall down;
A master is simply one who gets up quickly.”
You will be knocked down. We all fall down. That’s part of the Good Fight.
But persistent, positive people always choose to trek forward. Because of that determination, we manage to find the right detour.
So remind yourself to:
- Celebrate your successes
- Learn from your lessons
- Accept the Yin AND the Yang
- Embrace the good WITH the bad because we need both
You should be proud of yourself. Despite everything you went through last year, you’re STILL here.
Whoosh! Faster Than A Speeding Bullet (Train)
Isn’t it amazing how quickly a year can fly?
So much happens in 365 days. Many great memories, some not so great. And some entire days you can’t remember at all!
That’s just how the sushi rolls.
Guaranteed, the world will continue turning. Streams will continue to flow. You are never defeated, because tomorrow you’ll have another spectacular day of adventure waiting for you.
ZEN QUESTIONS EVERY WARRIOR MUST ASK ONESELF:
Are you happy with how things turned out last year? Are you content with your lessons? Are you eager to continue walking your current path?
Do you seek a new path this year? Do you secretly desire something to change? Do you wish to learn something new? To work somewhere different? Do LIVE and BE MORE?
Contrary to what some people around you may say, you don’t have to settle and accept where you are. You can do whatever you want. If you want to change something, then you don’t need their permission to change it.
Ancient wisdom states:
“Expect the best, then detach from the outcome”
When you do this, you put your best vibes out into the Universe and set yourself up for success. Whatever it is you desire, start with trusting yourself. But know that whatever you put out there may not fully make it back to you when you expect it.
And, give yourself permission to trust in your own instincts.
“I Know Kung-Fu…”
Isn’t it amazing how time flies?
They say patience is a virtue. It’s true. You don’t get a black belt in Kung-Fu in a week. Or a month. It takes years to learn the katas slowly, step by step. You gotta fight for it.
Just like Neo in The Matrix, sometimes you must slow things down and assess your immediate situation. Take time to study.
Remember how he skillfully dodged bullets on that rooftop? They were coming at him at lightning speed, weren’t they… So what did he do?
He chose to slow his world down to do some fancy evasive maneuvers.
You can too.
Sometimes that choice is hard. Sometimes making a choice that can improve your life is a scary fight. But what’s waiting for you on the other side could be life-changing.
Arm yourself to fight for what you truly want this year. In true Sensei style, here’s some powerful kung-fu techniques you can actually use immediately:
4 Hands Free Kung-Fu Master Moves That Once Perfected, Will Help You Dominate This Year Like You’ve Never Done Before
1) Be honest with where you are now, and envision where you want to be in the next 12 months
Think big, don’t be wimpy. It takes no more energy to think BIG than it does to think small, so give yourself a fighting chance!
Break down your vision into chunks: What do you need to do monthly? Weekly? Daily? Write it out, then put it somewhere you can see and be reminded of it daily. I’ll be doing more of this and I highly suggest you do the same.
2) Work your ass off the SMART way, to make it work out
I do mean work. And I do mean SMART. Because reality is: whatever you want WON’T happen overnight. If you’re looking for something remarkable to come your way, you need to clear a path. And most of us have a lot of sh*t blocking the way…
…so you’ll need to put consistent sweat and effort, over a long period of time to make a path for your desires to present themselves. One year will come and pass just like the last one did. Will you let the days pass you by?
3) Be willing to give something up
The word is called… SACRIFICE. Gasp! Most times, whatever it is you want- to learn something new, start your own business, have more family time, travel and explore, or have more YOU time- takes some sort of sacrifice. I don’t know what that is for you. But I do know this:
Your mother sacrificed 9 months of her life to bring you into this world. Are you willing to sacrifice at least 9 months to bring YOUR desires and changes to life? I suggest you get off Candy Crush, stop partying like you’re on tour with Aerosmith every weekend and invest those extra hours into something productive. Because you will never regret something that you put your ALL into.
4) ASK for help. ASK for assistance. Just ask
This could potentially be one of the most important tips to help you grow and succeed in your new year. Go out and find the people that have the expertise you need, and ASK THEM for their advice. Because as they say, “If you don’t ask, you…”
And… Stop being a chicken. Pick up the phone. Send them and email. Attend their event and speak with them after. Quit making excuses for why you “can’t” ask for help. There are good people in this world who want to help you! But you must ask. Whether you pay for the right service, hire a seasoned consultant or team up with a respected business leader- find the RIGHT person qualified to give help.
SENSEI SAYS: Your friends and family most times WILL NOT be the right people to ask. Seek those who have experienced what you want.
Friends and family want to keep you safe. But… if you want the ripest fruit, you must climb up the tree.
There you have it. Use these skills to your advantage, but only use these techniques for GOOD. Remember, Neo knew when to ask for help. Will you go and do the same?
And never, ever stop believing in what YOUR heart speaks to you. You’re unique for a reason. Listen to YOUR inner wisdom
Share that with everyone you encounter this year and the next. Leave your mark!
– Shawn Byfield
Shawn Byfield is a sought-after dance choreographer, presenter, small business coach and entrepreneur. Shawn’s refreshing advice is enjoyed by thousands who work, train and mentor with him nationwide. To book or interview Shawn, visit www.ShawnByfield.com
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