Ever see the last scene from The Bourne Supremacy? Here it is (start the clip at 1:25 in).
In addition to the great soundtrack cut from Moby, you see Bourne walking off into the crowds of Manhattan.
Do you notice HOW he walks? With PURPOSE.
He has a fast stride, is focused, and is determined to move forward, quickly.
I want you to do the same thing. I want you to walk 20% faster than you do now. Why?
- You get where you’re going faster.
- You use different muscles when you walk faster.
- You catch people’s attention when you move faster.
- You breathe differently and your heart pumps a bit faster.
- It adds focus, energy, and action to every step you take.
Let me say that again — IT ADDS FOCUS, ENERGY, AND ACTION TO EVERY STEP YOU TAKE.
Focus - Since you’re moving faster, you have to anticipate and react faster. So you have to hone in on what you’re doing and focus.
Energy - Since you are moving your body differently and with purpose, you get the lungs, blood, and muscles all flowing.
Action - Combine both of these together and you are adding activity to a mundane process.
How many times do you catch yourself strolling or walking slowly? Ever think about how that makes you feel? That’s right — it relaxes you, it slows down the energy, and allows you to focus (i.e., worry) about a lot of things.
Walking 20% faster will get you out of the doldrums, get your juices flowing, and honestly . . . ideas will pop out of your head. You WILL add power and purpose with every step.