No matter what’s happening right this second, you have chosen to feel a certain way. You have TOTAL control of every ounce of emotion you experience and not one person, place or thing has the power to make you feel a certain way you do not desire.
- Not the economy!
- Not the boy or girlfriend!
- Not the spouse!
- Not the job!
- Not the person on the phone!
- Not the driver of the car who just cut you off!
Not one single event can control you. You control your own emotions. Nothing is that powerful that it controls your mind – unless, of course, it’s Mr. Spock and you’ve just been beamed up to the Enterprise.
HVLA started out as an explanation behind how a chiropractor can adjust a spinal bone (High Velocity – Low Amplitude) with the intensity and perfection of a masterful martial artist. The technique is actually descriptive of one extremely powerful action that occurs within a very short range of movement and is similar to a “one inch punch” of Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan. It’s like a jack hammer.
How does this apply to your life?
I have changed the meaning of the abbreviation though the essence of the definition remains the same. HVLA – High Velocity Living – Amplified! It describes how you can handle anything in life quicker, with greater effort over a shorter duration of time.
Why go through the day with the long, lethargic, low energy way you may be approaching most of your life right now?
- Do you spend an hour on the treadmill while reading a book – low intensity?
- Do you weight train for over 45 minutes thinking only of lunch afterwards – low intensity?
- Do you take care of your kids with half attention, mild resentment and – low intensity?
- Do you take several hours to read a book, do paperwork, complete a project when it could have taken half the time, but instead of focusing with a definite plan – low intensity?
- Do you listen to the other person talking while having another conversation in your own head – low intensity?
You can get things done in half the time by increasing your focus and exerting greater energy. Instead of wandering aimlessly through the grocery store, make a list ahead of time and get in and get out. Think, plan and take action, don’t re-act! Instead of avoiding the mirror when you get out of the shower, take a good look at yourself, smile and say, “Today is the day I begin reshaping and reorganizing ME.” Take responsibility for your feelings and take charge.
It’s a simple, yet proven way to getting what you want in a shorter period of time.
What is one thing you can do today to change the way you look or feel?