It’s one of our most basic human functions: breathe in, breathe out. For most of us it comes naturally, (though not for all unfortunately). We don’t think about it, it just happens.
But connect each breath you take to what it is you want to accomplish and then you might just want to focus on your breathing. If you desire to do big things, if you are trying to reach your potential, then you should be aware of every breath you take, especially your next one.
Consider this from Grant Cardone, author of The 10X Rule:
An interesting thing about success is that it’s like a breath of fresh air; although our last breath of air is important, it’s not nearly as important as the next one. Become obsessed with the next breath of accomplishment.
You must keep breathing to survive, so holding on to that last breath you took, and trying not to breathe again will eventually end your life. But you have the desire to truly live, right? You want to do accomplish feats the world marvels at, you want to leave a mark of significance, or do you?
If you do, you have to focus on your next breath. And the next one and the next one and the next one…. it’s always about moving forward, not standing still, or holding your breath waiting for something to happen to you. No, it’s about making things happen, getting ready for the next intake of fresh air. Every moment, every second is a new one to embrace.
This is life and you have no choice but to keep breathing, become obsessed with your next breath of accomplishment, even if your chest feels heavy, even if the air feels thick. Sometimes it will. Keep breathing. Remember that next breath is coming, embrace it, savor it. Start breathing deeply, start breathing hard and with purpose and then tell the world to get out of your way. Make your mark on the world, shape it, mold it, prove that every breath you take matters. Because it does.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Speaker, Emmy-Award Winner, Financial Services
Author: The #1 Amazon Best-Seller: It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story
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