People who name the specific outcomes they would like to achieve are much more likely to achieve them. People who do not have an outcome named for themselves often wander and end up creating things in their life they would prefer were not there. In this article, Joey Klein, Inner Matrix Systems founder and CEO of  – a personal mastery training system for high achievers – provides five simple yet effective steps to name the outcome you want to create and move towards it.

  1. Map it

The most important thing to do before setting off to achieve a goal or benchmark is to name the result you want to hit. That sounds simple, but few people know and name their vision. It is essential to clearly define what you want to create in your life. Simply naming the outcome you want to create puts your focus on it. Outcomes can be anything – an amount of money you want to make, an emotion you want to feel (like joy or fulfillment), or even a vacation you want to take with your family. Choose an outcome, any outcome, and write it down.

  1. Align it

Once you have named a specific outcome for yourself, the next step is to align your and emotions with your vision. Imagine how you will feel when you have achieved the outcome you named. Close your eyes and imagine what it would feel like to make that amount of money, to be joyful, or to actually go on that vacation. The mind thinks in pictures – imagine what you would be doing, who you would be with, how you would feel, what you would say to make it real for yourself.  It’s important to bring this emotion to the actions you take towards the outcome.

  1. Train it

Like with anything, proper practice is important to get a result. Engage in a consistent routine to train your mind, emotions, and actions to support your vision. Take 10-20 minutes each day to inhale slowly through your nose, count to four or five, hold a beat, and then exhale through your mouth slowly for four to five seconds. Repeat the cycle while focusing on relaxing your body. If you find your mind wanting to focus on particular thoughts, gently bring the focus back to your breathing. Once you feel relaxed, bring your vision into your mind and feel those emotions, then name how you are moving towards that vision.

  1. Reinforce it

After some time, it’s important to take note of how it’s going. Name what’s going well in your journey to fulfill your vision, and commit to continue doing those things. Name the places that could be optimized and how you plan to improve them.

  1. Integrate it

Take what you learned in the previous step and integrate your findings. It’s crucial to continually note where you’re hitting the mark in moving toward the outcome you named and where you could optimize. Measure your progress consistently over time and integrate what you learn to remain agile. 

Integrate these five steps into your life to achieve the outcome you want to create. 

About Inner Matrix Systems

Inner Matrix Systems, based in Denver, is a personal mastery training system for high achievers. For more than twenty years, IMS has delivered a proprietary methodology that rewires, trains, and aligns the nervous system, emotions, and thought strategies to create real-life results. CEO, Joey Klein, and IMS have worked with more than 80,000 individuals from around the world through both live and online training programs, as well as one-on-one coaching. Clients have included: Boeing, IBM, Dell, Google, Panda Express, Coca Cola and The World Health Organization. Joey is the author of The Inner Matrix: Leveraging the Art & Science of Personal Mastery to Create Real Life Results (June 2021).

Gunfights are some of Hollywood’s most favorite scenes to shoot (pun intended). They can bring an end to a villain or introduce conflict into the story without having to rely on needless dialogue and boring exposition.

However, there are a few fictional gunfights in movies that stand apart from the rest. These shootouts have become so memorable, that other movies have referenced or even copied them outright.

Today, you’re going to look at five of some of the most iconic gunfights in fiction based on their awesomeness.

  1. The Matrix: Lobby Gunfight

This fight doesn’t need an introduction. Neo somersaulting between pillars while laying waste to hordes of soldiers draws a “Hell yeah!” out of all of us, and his ability to literally dodge bullets is just icing on the cake.

Every viewer knew something was about to go down the moment he pulled open his jacket to reveal the arsenal of weapons within.

Fun fact: Did you know that the entire scene was made without any CGI? The explosions and gunfire were all done with practical effects.

  1. The Boondock Saints: Hotel Shootout

Two wisecracking Irishmen with a grudge are always going to add a bit of excitement to the mix, but give them rope and anything is possible—even falling through the ceiling and accidentally starting a gunfight with a group of Russian mobsters.

In that scene, the slow spin of the brothers was almost comical as they emptied their matching Beretta 92FS with 9mm ammo on the unsuspecting Russians, but the iconic prayer—and the pause as they cocked their guns—was nothing short of incredible.

  1. Terminator 2: Minigun vs. Cops

In the famous “Do No Harm” scene, the Terminator is given orders to not hurt humans. He follows these orders to a tee in an all-out gunfight where no one gets hurt.

Hard to believe, and completely impossible in reality, but that’s the beauty of fiction—even the impossible is possible.

He pulls it off by targeting the cars instead of the humans, performing pinpoint shots with his minigun and firing thousands of rounds without hitting a single human.

  1. The Alamo: Remember It

John Wayne took part in so many gunfights that it’s hard to choose just one, but the Alamo is one of the most iconic of all time.

Although the Texan defenders would not be victorious that day, no one can deny the intensity of the gunfight or how fiercely the defenders fought to keep the Mexican Army away from the walls of the Alamo. They were too outnumbered to win but put up an unforgettable battle anyway.

While the movie was based on the actual battle during the Mexican-American War, its historical accuracy does have a few holes of fiction in it, which is why the Alamo is on this list.

  1. Tombstone: Gunfight at the OK Corral

Tombstone brings the legend of the OK Corral to the silver screen, and Val Kilmer was stunning as Doc Holliday, one of the lawmen in the shootout where 30 bullets were fired within about 30 seconds.

They were up against the Cowboys, a gang of outlaws terrorizing the town of Tombstone.

The scene was epic in its portrayal of western shootouts, starting with a tense standoff, climaxing into chaos, then ending with a bang. Literally.

Agree With This List?

These are just some of the best gunfights in movies. There are many more movies to watch and more shootouts to witness. And while every list is subjective, you can’t deny to impact these five have on pop culture.

What are your top five iconic gunfights?