You always seem to have the absolute best ideas when you are in a car, train or bus traveling somewhere.
A long car ride is an easy way to clear your mind and come up with new ideas. Especially when you are the passenger and you can day-dream out the window.
It is during these times you feel hopeful, happy and excited for the future. Why? Because you have forward momentum. Momentum is the life-blood of the game.
If you don’t have blood what happens? You die. If you don’t have life what happens? You become a ghost. If you don’t have the life-blood that is momentum, you become a ghost of the game.
A ghost is a shell of a human who feels as if something is missing, but cannot figure out what that something is.
Remember when you were in the car-ride and you were so hopeful and everything just seemed to make total sense? It was as-if everything just clicked for you and you saw your life plan perfectly.
When you’re at the office, or at home and you’re thinking about the future, do you feel as hopeful and as eager as you did in the long car-ride? No.
When you get home from the car-ride it’s back to the same old grind. Why does nothing change? Nothing changes because nothing changes. The literal act of not changing is what causes feelings of hopelessness and fear.
Stay still for a year, go to your doctor and talk to him about your anxiety. What will he do? He will put you on medication and say you are sick.
Don’t walk you dog for a year, take your dog to a veterinarian and tell the vet your dog is sick. He’s moody, he’s sad, he’s lethargic and you don’t know why.
The vet looks over your dog thoroughly, he checks all the points on the doggy checklist and then he gives you the diagnosis – ‘take your dog for a walk.’
What happens when you stop after you have been driving for a long time? You do not feel good when you stop, that is what happens.
When you’re at work, you have a vague sense of un-ease but you cannot figure out what it is. Intuition tells you something is wrong but you don’t know what it is. You can’t put your finger on it, and neither can anybody else in the office.
They all say the same thing, “I’m stressed but I don’t know why. It feels like something is missing but I don’t know what. I need to go on a car-ride to clear my head.”
The missing something is momentum and the New World Ronin say stay on the car-ride and keep your head clear.
We are only comfortable in motion or in a forward trajectory. When we are not in motion we feel a constant un-ease and anxiety.
When you are not in motion, the thought of starting a business seems like so much work. When we think about it, it sounds so hard, so impossible, so far away.
When you ask your high-flying friend about the business idea he says right away, with no hesitation, that’s a great idea! Ask your co-workers at the office about your business idea. What will they say? They will say it is impossible and they will be right.
The people at your office are not bad people and the people and high-flying businessmen are not good people. People are people and people all experience the same feelings.
The difference is momentum. When you have momentum, anything is possible. When you do not have momentum, nothing is possible.
The body and the mind both must be in motion and always moving forward to feel good. When you stop, all of the good feelings go away.
This is why the ronin wander the earth. We are not aimless wanderers, we are in motion and we are always moving forward because we know the one secret to creating and sustaining energy is to always move forward.
It is not a matter of traveling, being a nomad, or sightseeing. Momentum takes you out of the land of black and white where you over-think everything and feel stress every single day.
Moving forward kills stress, kills worry, and eliminates over-thinking. The way of always moving forward is the way you experience the same freedom you feel in a long car-ride, but every day of your life.
The way of always moving forward is the way you stop living life in black & white and start living life in color.
The way of always moving forward is the way forward. It is the one universal rule that you must follow if you want to be hopeful, prepared, ready, engaged in the moment and happy.
This is why we wander the earth, this is why we follow the way of always moving forward. This is why we are the entrepreneurs who can get it done. This is why we do not overthink any tiny little detail, completely over-looking the big picture.
You feel stress and you don’t know why so you look at every possible detail except for the most obvious one of all time… If you don’t move forward, you die spiritually.
Like a shark, it is the act of moving forward that allows you to become and remain energetic. This is why we ronin wander the earth, it produces energy which creates momentum.
One must stay busy by always having something to do, always having a next goal, always trying to get to the next level. Business is busy-ness and in this game there is always something new to strive for, which always keeps you moving forward.
It’s not that momentum is good for you, it’s not that you need to get out and exercise every now and again, it is not in “your best interest to go for a walk” — You move forward or you die spiritually.
Did you ever hear people call businessmen ‘sharks’? The best high-flying businessmen are always called sharks. What happens when a shark stops moving forward? When a shark stops moving forward it dies.
What happens when the high-flying businessman stops moving forward? He dies spiritually and becomes a ghost of a human. What are all of the people who work in office jobs? They are ghosts.
We don’t call them b&w ghosts as an insult. We call them ghosts to keep a healthy fear alive in us. We know that if we stop moving forward we will becomes a ghost just like them.
This is why entrepreneurs mock every-day working men and women. We know that the answer is to literally just put one foot in front of the other.
We know the way of always moving forward and we know the consequences of not moving forward are death of the spirit.
A human without a spirit is a black and white ghost. A human with spirit sees in full color.
This is the way of always moving forward and this is why all NWR always move forward no matter what.