It has been just over 3 months since my mom unexpectedly passed away from a brain aneurysm and 3 months since my 25-year-old brother suffered a stroke.
I still get asked quite often “how am I doing?”
I don’t have anything to compare it to but I think I am doing quite well given the challenges my family has recently gone through. For those wondering, Eric, my brother, has now made a 100% full recovery and is back working out almost everyday. Thanks so much for all the prayers and support!
There are many lessons that I have learned from the past few months but the biggest one for me has to be the sense of urgency I have.
Maybe said another way, reduction in my procrastination and investing my time, energy, and money into my top priorities.
This has also caused me to get more aggravated with others when they tell me one thing, and do another, or they say something like, I will do that later even though they just told me it is one of their top priorities.
I obviously work and am surrounded, 24/7, by people who are either in the process of transforming their health or life or considering it.
There is a HUGE difference in the mindset of those who are in the process of transforming themselves (actually doing the work) and those who are talking about wanting to change.
I have become hyper sensitive to this.
So many people want to be happier, healthier, fitter, have more energy, reduce their pain, etc, but far fewer are actually willing to invest the time, money, energy, reputation, hopes and dreams to see it come to fruition.
Here are some differences between the DOERS VS SAYERS:
• -Understand the importance and schedule the time necessary to get the result they want
• -Surround themselves with others who are DOING
• -Invest the necessary money, even if that means on cutting back on things that aren’t as high of a priority
• -Find the time by reducing less important activities
• -Understand there will be roadblocks but are determined to overcome them
• -Realize that the pain of their current situation is worse than their perceived pain of making the change and the future pain of NOT DOING is even worse.
• -Know there will never be a perfect time to start and the best day to start was yesterday and the second best day is today
• Look at their busy schedule and refuse to move things around to make the time
• Allow lesser-valued activities to take over their lives for the more important things
• See how much it will cost and compare that to what else they could be buying (bigger house, newer car, more clothes, more vacations, etc)
• See the roadblocks ahead and quit before they start because they don’t want to fail
• Are afraid of what others will think and say about them as they make their change
• Have a short term mindset rather than thinking about the long term outcome
• Think that a year from now life will be in a better spot to make the change
Tomorrow, I will be sending out a Part Two to this email to share with you how it has impacted me personally and how I am taking this to heart in my own life.
I want to wrap this up and bring it back to the health and fitness topic.
I know you agree with me that your health is one of your top 3 priorities in your life.
If that is true, are you spending the time, energy and resources on your health? Are you exercising and sweating MOST days of the week? Are you educating yourself on what you should be eating or how to be cooking? Are you intentional to surround yourself with friends who are doing the same?
You have the ability to change, but it starts with a decision.
Are you a DOER or a SAYER?
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