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Power Up Passages

The slow motion replay.
March 4, 2003.

Anyone who has ever watched a college or professional football game on television is well acquainted with the concept of the slow motion replay. After the play has been completed, particularly an outstanding one, the TV producers can immediately show several camera angles of the play in slow motion. The slow motion replay allows the viewer to break down each part at the play in frame by frame detail. As the play is replayed in slow motion, you get to see all of the action you may have missed at full speed.

You too can utilize this slow motion replay concept to make your life better and enhance your daily performance. Since life is a full contact sport that moves at full speed (similar to the football game), it’s sometimes difficult to get a handle on how you are handling the rigors associated with day to day living. Getting in the healthy habit of replaying your daily experiences in your mind, regardless of whether they were good or bad in nature, is vitally important for your continued growth and development.

Whenever things go wrong or fail to turn out the way you wanted, you should replay the experience over and over again, s-l-o-w-l-y breaking down each and every action you took in the process. As you replay the action, ask yourself the following questions: "What did I do right, what could I do better and what should I change?"

This is not the time to sugar coat your answers. Be honest and up front with yourself. This one on one question and answer session will allow you to extract those things you did right and build on those positive aspects to get better. You also want to evaluate what you did wrong, learn from your mistakes and then permanently discard the bad.

Likewise, when things go well or even better than you anticipated, you should still replay these positive experiences in your mind. As you assess every detail of your positive experience in s-l-o-w motion, you should look for ways to do it even better the next time around. You should remember that regardless of how well you performed, there is always (and I repeat always) room for improvement.

When you get in the daily habit of replaying your experiences in s-l-o-w motion, immediate improvement in all areas of your life will be the net result. As you continue to become even more proficient at using the s-l-o-w motion replay strategy in all facets of your life, your world will get better than you ever dreamed possible.

The Bottom Line:: When you want to improve your life at full speed, start replaying your life in s-l-o-w motion first.


A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw

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Author: Greg Hickman


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