Who To Choose
Once upon a time, there was a small town in ancient China.
This town, like many small towns in American Westerns, had a problem.
There were some bad guys coming.
And these poor townspeople suspected these bad guys were going to do bad things.
So they decided to hire some protection.
Unfortunately, these poor townspeople couldn’t afford very much.
They only guy they could hire was this old Kung Fu master.
And very much like in many Westerns, this Kung Fu master knew that he had to train some of the townspeople to defend themselves.
This message is very, very ancient.
Learning to defend yourself instead of relying on others.
You’ll see this structure in many, many Westerns.
How To Choose
Anyhow, this Kung Fu master decided to hang out in various places to see who might be a suitable candidate.
A candidate to teach the very basics to.
And he found a guy.
A guy that served tea in the local tea shop.
Why that guy?
Was he bigger than everybody else?
Stronger than everybody else?
Faster than everybody else?
What was his skill?
Absolutely 100% attention to what he was doing.
Single Minded Killer
The old Kung Fu master could tell that when he was pouring tea, the ONLY thing that existed in the entire universe was the pouring of the tea.
The old Kung Fu master knew that with that one skill, he could be trained to become a deadly assassin, or a deadly protector of the innocent.
A similar scene was in the Tom Cruise samurai movie.
The Last Samurai.
(In case you’re wondering the title doesn’t refer to Tom Cruise.
It refers to the character played by Ken Watanabe.)
When Tom Cruise was in his very first fight, he was getting the crap kicked out of him.
And some kid who was watching him gave him the best advice ever.
“You have too many minds.”
Meaning you aren’t focused on the task at hand.
You can focus on defending yourself against a highly trained killer if you’re worrying about all kinds of other things in the back of your mind.
This very same advice is given to countless athletes.
Eyes On The Prize
This very same advice is given to countless people striving for a better life.
“Keep your eyes on the prize.”
This idea, of having pure focus, undiluted by fear or anxiety or worry has been trait associated with heroic archetypes since the dawn of time.
Develop this skill, and conquer everything.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.