What does Tony Robbins do before he steps on stage addressing a crowd of 10,000 people? what would you do before undertaking a mission of great importance? how would you prepare yourself to do battle against giants? We’ve all heard about getting into the right state and how being in the right state of flow allows you to operate at your highest potential.
Check out this article on Entrepreneur.com in which myself and other entrepreneurs share some of their secrets to getting into state.
If you’ve ever seen me prepare for something in which I need to show up at my best you already know my process. If you’ve never seen me prepare then read on and I’ll explain how I do it.
I’ve used this technique to lift 445 pounds!
I’ve used this technique to overcome the nervousness of speaking to a crowd of 5000+ people!
I’ve used this technique to sharpen my mindset and negotiate multi-million dollar contracts!
I’ve used this technique to submit a friend during a friendly MMA match!
I’ve used this technique to overcome any shred of fear, worry or self-doubt in countless situations!
This technique hands down works for me. It may or may not work for you. We all have our own rituals and techniques we use to lift ourselves up to our peak performance state. This is simply mine.
I envision myself in a UFC octagon. The gate just closed and it’s a death match. The door is bolted shut with chains and locks and there is no other way out of the ring other than to do battle and win.
I then pace back and forth in a fast paced walk and hop. I keep hopping and walking fast from one side of the cage to the other. Like a pit bull before a dogfight to the death. All the while fixing my eyes firmly on my opponent, or my objective or the weights or the task at hand. With each pace back and forth I do two things. The first thing I do is pray to god for my opponent or whatever it is that is standing in my path. I then ask god to give me the strength. Using the names and attributes of god almighty to seek his blessings and help.
The second thing I do is I tell myself that this person is standing in the way of your dreams. This obstacle whatever stands between me and my dream. It is the sole thing blocking the success freedom and security of me, my entire family, all my friends, all my business partners, all my employees, all my fans and followers and every single person living in poverty around the world suffering from oppression, injustice, and evil.
As I continue to pace back and forth and pray for my strength and create certainty in my mind this magical energy begins to take place. All fear doubt worry anxiety begins to evaporate and all that’s left is just a single-minded purpose and a raging passion of enormous intensity like a high powered super laser. My focus sharpens like a Kitana sword from an ancient samurai master. I continue to remind myself this obstacle stands in the way of your entire dream and everyone you ever loved. If you do not conquer this obstacle you not only kill yourself, and your dream but the dreams of every single person you have ever loved prayed for and desired to help.
Then when the energy builds up until it reaches the tipping point I attack my obstacle with everything I can. I peak almost like Goku and his super saayyan flow. I reach the point of the darkest Hado like Ryu and Akuma. Thunderbolts and lightning strike in my heart and soul and a great sense of love envelopes me. With this hard to describe mix of intense love and extreme rage and prejudice, I conquer my obstacle.
I’m doing my best to describe the mix of emotions thoughts and feelings that I experience but even then I do a very bad job at it because the feeling is almost indescribable.
This is my ritual. It may sound weird to some, intense to some and just down right crazy lunatic to some. But it has served me so well that I never ever fail to use it. It has helped me achieve success and accurate results in everything I’ve ever used it for.
For some people they use positive affirmations, some people yell and scream, some people imagine and envision. Tony Robbins using affirmations and take a cold plunge in his pools. I simply prepare myself for the greatest war and battle of my life and I treat it as such.
It is hard to share how many times this one technique has changed my life and allowed me to go from zero to 100 thousand in 10-20 seconds flat. If you’ve read this far in my post and seen the article on Entrepreneur.com and read the other entrepreneurs rituals and habits to reach peak performance. I’d love for you to share some of your habits and techniques. Please comment on this post a ritual or strategy you use to conquer your fears, conquer your obstacles and achieve your highest successes. Please share what you uniquely do to reach your peak performance.