Morning Ritual Practice
The Unbeatable Mind morning ritual is not like any other morning ritual I have seen. It is another secret weapon of ours, so please be sure to enact this practice asap.
The morning ritual has us engage our day in a “One Day, One Life” manner. We start each day with gratitude and a positive mindset. We contemplate our 3p’s, One Thing Mission and Stand.
We will tweak our planned actions for the day to ensure alignment with these… then engage your body and mind in box breathing, movement, and visualization.
The morning ritual is a complete five mountain integrated training session, which you will learn more about soon. After just a few weeks of doing the practice, you will notice big changes in your focus, energy, and positivity all day long. Let’s look at the steps:
Morning Ritual Process
Drink a large glass of water (or two) and begin five minutes of box breathing.
After box breathing, continue deep diaphragmatic breathing, and contemplate your 3P’s, One Thing and Stand… with your journal, ask yourself these empowering questions:
- What and whom am I grateful for today? (Write down what comes up. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude!)
- What is my purpose and do my plans for today connect me to it?
- What can I do to move the dial toward my One Thing Mission and goals today?
- What am I excited about and looking forward to doing today? Anything I can cut out to focus more?
- Who can I reach out to and serve or thank today?
- Review your goals and ensure they are still aligned with your purpose.
Perform some mindful movement or your morning workout. The duration depends upon your time, and the movement depends upon what you enjoy, and are skilled at. I like yoga, tai chi, and chi gong… but will also get my burpees in here!
Conduct a short future me visualization (3-5 minutes), followed by a “dirt dive” visualization of you going through your day winning and overcoming obstacles effortlessly.
You can also do the Still Water or Fish Bowl guided visualization or Sacred Silence exercise (3-5 minutes).
Drink another glass of fresh water then eat a healthy breakfast that suits you. Before you begin any deep work, review your daily plan and make any adjustments that arose as a result of your morning practice. Make sure you have blocked time for key project work and your other training. Use spot practices such as Box Breathing, Sacred Silence or a quick yoga drill to stay focused and energized throughout the day. Avoid food, drink, and people that sap your energy during the day.
If you miss a morning ritual, you will notice the difference… so get back on track the next morning!
Great work! Let’s wrap this up and move on to lesson two… but stay focused and on target. HOOYAH!
Cleaning the Mirror
One of the finest ways to cultivate insight into your 3P’s and ONE Thing is the insight meditation, contemplation, and journaling. You will start by asking deeply personal questions in layers.
This is likened to cleaning layers of dust off a mirror in your mind to reveal the real image beneath. Looking inward and writing down what comes up in a free-flowing manner gets you into an ideal state for intuitive intelligence to be heard.
As you train your Unbeatable Mind to enter these deeply still, intuitive states on demand, the insights will come even more frequently. Let’s start the process of uncovering your 3P’s and knowing where you stand in life with the obituary exercise (see the PDF at the home page for this lesson).
Write Your Obituary
When Alfred Nobel read an obituary one day, he did not like what he saw. It was written about him! Of course, it was a mistake by a reporter after his twin brother passed away. The reporter berated Alfred in the obituary as the man who introduced dynamite to warfare, leading to millions of deaths in World War I.
Alfred was appalled and used this event to find a new purpose and ONE Thing for his life…which we now know was the Nobel Peace Prize.
In this lesson, you have several exercises related to this topic. The first is the exercise to write your own obituary. This is a powerful insight exercise to be done with as much earnestness as possible. Seeing your end of life from the perspective of a loved one can be very enlightening.
How would your best friend, who knows what you are capable of, see you? What if you could do whatever your heart’s desire told you to do, with no limitations, what would that look like? How would you serve, and whom?
Please don’t miss the obituary exercise; it is very powerful. It can help expose the gap between where you are now and where you CAN be in your life…if you align with your 3 P’s.
Follow the Stream
The second exercise is to begin to reflect upon and write thoughts about your 3P’s. Use the archetypes listed above to compare and contrast your life to. You can make lists of attributes, or just allow your stream of consciousness to uncover deep truths about your life’s energy and direction.
If you struggle with this, what worked for me was to first think about what I was NOT passionate about, what principles I DID NOT align with, and what I knew my purpose WAS NOT. This is using the law of contrasts to stimulate your thinking.
The goal is to be able to formulate a written statement of your ONE Thing and 3 P’s so that you can review them daily in your morning ritual (mine are in my smartphone notepad). You will make fine edits to all three as you engage in this practice… the daily practice of aligning with your 3P’s and Front Sight Focusing on your ONE Thing Mission is extremely powerful and a core Unbeatable Mind skill.
You will always know why you are doing something and where you stand! The next topic will have us ponder that question on where we stand in life. So stay focused!