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Posted by Craig Summers on January 1, 1970
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Saw this story the other day. Many years ago when I ran track, our track coach always had us keep our index finger and our thumb touching each other during our event, because when you do that, you cannot clinch your fist…clinching your fist and tightening up is a natural tendency when you are sprinting. Why not clinch your fist you ask…because you waist energy and effort…it actually slows you down. A couple of years ago I was running quarter mile sprints with a group of people a couple of times a week. If you have never tried to sprint a quarter mile, about ½ way through your body starts to feel like it is going to shut down…it becomes painful and you can feel like you are going to pass out from lack of oxygen…you feel like you are going to fall flat on your face. Usually about ½ through the quarter mile our trainer would be screaming at us from across the track to relax, relax, relax…he was yelling at us to relax so we don’t struggle. When we relax, the most amazing thing happens, we actually run faster…while when we grit and try to run faster, we slow down.” Chill… Look at fist or an open hand, which one do you think is more at peace and more likely to get what it wants in life? Is it the fist or is it the open hand? Which one most represents you? How does that apply to us in our lives? Are we more likely to get what we want when we are threatening, intimidating, tense, stressed, uptight, and beating on something…or are we more likely to get what we want when we are compassionate, relaxed, at peace, loose and open? I think we all know the answer to that question. Now don’t get me wrong…we still need to work our backside off…we need to be disciplined…we need to be organized…we need to be focused…we need to be accountable. However, in addition to those things we need to relax. If you are a runner, golfer, skier, tennis player, etc. any coach will tell you to be successful and play at the highest level you need to be able to play loose during the process. With the first quarter of 2015 almost behind us, remember as we attack our goals and ambitions that to go faster we must relax…to hit it farther, we must relax…to accomplish our goals in life and in business, we must relax…to win, we must relax!!!! Play hard and loose this week…play like a winner and you will be one!!!! Chill. For a FREE List of 3 Plus Bedroom Paulding County Homes under $150,000 with prices, addresses, and descriptions click the link or fill out the form below.