There is never enough time, yet it is never too late to live differently.
The choice takes only a moment – let that brain synapse go wild!
However, it’s only a moment.
It will pass, like all moments pass, into life’s trash can of wasted time.
And lost possibility too.
The example I’ll choose is one I’ve battled many times (I’ll bet there might be a few of you out there with the same issue) – finding the balance between sleep, exercise, diet, weight control – while at the same time enjoying our days, enjoying our meals, enjoying our joy.
I’ve been eating better and less, most days.
This hasn’t moved the bathroom scale reading downward.
Sleeping better and longer hasn’t seemed to move the needle either.
Exercise, when intermittent, helps with calorie-burn that day, but I usually eat back those calories that night or the next day. This is not a current issue for me, it’s been a decades-long roller-coaster ride I’ve determined to get myself out of. But into what?
I’ve been re-reading The Slight Edge, re-establishing my morning routine, and enforcing myself to do one-more sit-up each morning, to walk a little further each morning, not in isolation from the rest of my day, but as preparation for it. So far, it’s moving the needle. It’s contributing to more productive days. I don’t know if the opportunities coming my way will be better, but I am convinced the opportunities I create will be.
Embracing change is, for most people, a defensive strategy (and a very reluctant one) – it’s about coping, resisting, tossing out the old and bringing in the new.
Or, change is something we go after, reach out to – it’s the incoming ship we are swimming out to meet. It’s not about race, or gender, or young or old – because it’s not about things, how-to’s, or survival.
It’s about choices, choosing to thrive rather than survive.
As we’ve heard too often lately in perverse ways from idiots – this is true, in this case: “What do you have to lose?”
What about change?
Is this merely another choice option, or a necessity?
Mark please send me the link to this video which has so dramatically affected you? A piece that struck me was the mentioning of a better marketing strategy/approach. SOMETHING I NEED TO BETTER UNDERSTAND. Thank you once again Mark, JJ, Calgary, AB (isolating at Pigeon Lake!)