Message # 115 Public Declaration

This message is especially dedicated to the great writer, Robin S. Sharma.

Today, November 23, 2007, I, Ed Tseng am making a public declaration that I will now be rising with the sun every day and meditating. This is something I decided I wanted to do from now on, and when you make a public declaration, you are sure to follow through with it. If anyone would like to join me, please feel free, as it is a wonderful and powerful way to start your day. Here’s what I did today…

I lie awake in bed thinking new ideas about my book, Zen in the Art of Tennis, and how I’m going to spread my message and make sure I get on Oprah. Once I get on Oprah, I will have the notoriety, and I can begin my non-profit organization and travel spreading my message, and helping people achieve success. The thing about truly successful people is that they don’t want to go to bed at night, and they can’t wait to get up in the morning. I fall under that category; I can’t tell you how many times I tell people that I was up at 4am with some new ideas that I started jotting down, or typing. People look at me like I have three heads, but you know what? That tells me that I’m on the right track; the right track because I have the passion for what I am doing, but also that NOBODY else is doing it.

I got up right away and headed to my new Sanctuary of the Self (meditation area) and sat on a cushion. I started off focusing on my breathing, deep breathing. After a few minutes of deep breathing, I began focusing on gratitude. I was appreciating everything that I have in my life, big and small; I was thankful for my friends and family, my car, my house, my job, my ability to continuously gain knowledge and teach what I know, my health, etc. After my period of gratitude, I then focused on visualizing my goals, as if they were already been attained. This is a very powerful technique that very few people use. Your sub-conscious doesn’t know the difference between what you visualize in your mind, and what actually physically happens. This means that visualization is just as good as doing.
After that, I fed my dog started writing today’s blog message…

The time of my meditations will vary, and some days I may be out of town, so access to the Internet may be a challenge, but for for the most part, you can make sure I’m on track by looking at what time my posts were done…I’m predicting within an hour of the sun rising.

You may be thinking that you cannot do this every day because you don’t have the time. You’re wrong; that’s like saying you don’t have time to get gas because you’re too busy driving! Once you start doing this, it becomes a “get to” instead of a “got to.” Your inner strengths are just as important than your outer strengths, probably more.

“We are not passionate because we are successful, we are successful because we are passionate. Get passionate about life…don’t let it pass you by.” – Ed Tseng

“Don’t die with the music still inside you.”

Thanks for reading.

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