Mental WOD 27: Find a Rabbit

Champs hang with Champions and get Championships

Several years ago, I did one of my first real road trips with one of my best friends from Fullerton, CA to Portland, OR. We had a blast. There is nothing like driving on the open road with a close friend, great conversations, not caring about being any where on time, and enjoying all the sight seeing California had to offer.

During the drive we starting playing a game, following a ‘rabbit’. It was really a way for us to drive faster than the speed limit that would allow us to avoid getting a ticket. Just in case you don’t know what I’m talking about, we followed someone who was driving much faster than the speed limit and we would follow them just a few mph slower so if there was a cop he would most likely pull them over and not us. I use this method any time I am doing a long road trip.

Following a ‘rabbit’ works wonders for any area of your life.

Have you ever noticed that when you are walking with a friend that is walking faster than you, you start walking faster (without noticing at first) to match his/her speed?

Or when you having dinner with your healthy friends, you order something ‘healthier’? And the same goes for the opposite.

What about when you start working out with a partner (or class) that is motivated, positive and works out HARD? You will follow in their foot steps (literally:-)

Jim Rohn explains: “You will become the combined average of the five people you hang around the most. You will have the combined attitude, health and income of the five people you hang around the most.”

Rohn also discusses that it’s powerful to evaluate and organize your associations into three categories: dissociation’s, limited associations (aka: COCK BLOCKERS!) and expanded associations (aka: Rabbits).

Two Week’s ago we discussed if you LACK IT, YOU NEED TO GIVE IT. And I have written about the power of your associations before in, WHO IS YOUR POSSE? For this week’s Mental WOD, you need to find a rabbit (expanded associations) for an area(s) of your life that you need to ramp up.

Whatever area of your life you want to see improvement in, find someone who represents the success you want—the parenting skills you want, the relationship you want, the lifestyle you want—and spend more time with those people. Join organizations, businesses and health clubs where these people are and make friends with them. Create a circle of excellence by purposefully selecting those with whom you will surround yourself. –Darren Hardy

Your Rabbit’s will show you the way to be better. Help you move faster to achieve what you want. Give you support when you are down. Hold you accountable when you need it.