Last week, we looked at making decisions as if we already are that incredibly successful and fulfilled version of ourselves. What choices does she make in a day? How does he think about himself? What daily practices allow her light to shine more fully?
Here is a delightful role model story for us – about Bobby Fisher, World Chess Champion. I first read a bit about his story in Steve Chandler’s transformative ebook, “How to Get Clients.”
Fischer became the World Chess Champion in 1972 when he beat Boris Spassky. While Fischer and Spassky had similar skill sets, Fischer also prepared for the chess match by swimming laps under water.
Spassky, an overweight smoker, viewed chess exclusively as a mental game. Why focus on taking care of your body, when you use only your brain for chess? Because of his swimming, during the chess match, Fischer had more oxygen going to his brain than Spassky.
The more we understand the body/mind/spirit connection as Bobby Fischer did, the more we succeed in all areas of our lives. Tending our body, mind and spirit gives us more energy and increases our availability to give. We are more creative, positive and clear thinking. We listen better, solve problems with more ease and grace, react more slowly and respond more fully and thoughtfully.
In my fourteenth month of practicing Kundalini yoga, I still feel a bit stunned by (and deeply grateful for) how much this weekly practice has strengthened me physically, clarified me emotionally, sharpened me mentally and softened me spiritually. And, I’ve lost 13 pounds!
As I quantum leap to a whole new level of supporting my clients as their right-hand business partner and spiritual business/life advisor, as well as their transformational coach, I am thrilled to make choices that call forth the best of me – body, mind and spirit!
What about you? What, who, are you being called to? What new choices can you make to support this New You?