August 23, 2013
Two months ago, I learned one single exercise that changed my life forever.
It isn't some fancy variation of push-up, squat or crunch.
It isn't a pretzel-shaped, one-legged, one-arm complex body weight move.
This exercise actually doesn't even involve one tiny ounce of working out, moving, or sweating.
But even though it is extremely simple, this exercise is absolutely going to blow your mind when you do it, because you're suddenly going to know exactly what it takes to get everything you want, including living longer, losing weight, having better sex, or making more money.
In just a moment, I'm going to give you the exercise.
But first, promise me one thing: promise me you won't rush this exercise.
Take your time, bookmark this page, print this post, block out all distractions, and do whatever else it takes devote quality, focused time to this exercise. It took me 2 hours to do this exercise well. And it was 2 of the most valuable hours of my entire life.
OK, here we go.
Step 1) Get a pen and a piece of paper. Yes, those strange tools that ancient people used to write with prior to the advent of keyboards and smartphones.
Step 2) Answer the following question:
If there were no limitations or consequences, what would your average perfect day look like?
Don’t put any limitations on your answer.
Notice, I said average. This means when going through all of these other questions below that are a part of this question, each answer must be one you could live with for the rest of your life without getting bored or dissatisfied.
In other words, this average perfect day would be one in which you can wake up every single day and experience that day every single day for the rest of your life.
As you answer the average perfect day question, think about the following and as you write, ignite your every sense. Imagine what it feels, sounds, tastes, and looks like as you wake up in your bed wherever you are in the world on your average perfect day.
-Where would you live?
-What would your house look like?
-What would it smell like?
-What time in the morning would you wake up?
-What would you do in the morning?
-What would you think about in the morning?
-What would you have for breakfast?
-Where would you go for the first part of the day?
-What would you have for lunch?
-Who would you eat with?
-Who would your friends be?
-What kind of conversations would you have with your friends?
-What are your friends like?
-What would you do for personal fulfillment?
-What life purpose would you strive towards?
-What would your business be?
-What time would you start work?
-What would you do in your business each day?
-What are your clients like?
-What’s your relationship like with your spouse and your family?
-What would you do for family time?
-What would you eat for dinner?
-What would you talk about at dinner?
-What would you do at night?
-Who would you spend your time with?
-What would your thoughts be as you went to sleep?
Now you understand why this exercise should take you a little while to complete!
But think of this the same way as you would think about having a big fancy dinner party at your house and inviting the most important, loved and precious people you know. You wouldn't just fry an egg quickly and slap it on the table, would you? Of course not! You'd put thought, insight, care and passion into every detail.
Think about this exercise the same way. It's a process and labor of love, not a quick fry of an egg in a pan.
So go ahead: print this post and plan a day to the beach or the park or your favorite hiking spot where you can just sit for a few hours and write. Trust me. It will be worth it. You will learn things about yourself you never really realized, and you will spark an unstoppable, internal passion to achieve everything in life that you want.
But for you to manifest that perfect day, you must be able to touch, hear, smell, taste and feel it. Which is why you must do this exercise completely and in great detail if you want to get the most out of your life. It is the single most important exercise you will ever do…