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?

  1. You get where you’re going faster.
  2. You use different muscles when you walk faster.
  3. You catch people’s attention when you move faster.
  4. You breathe differently and your heart pumps a bit faster.
  5. 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.

Try it.