Think about this with me for a minute. You have a job. You need a job. It pays you so you can buy things you need and maybe even a few extras. You have to show up every day and give you best effort at your job, because if you don’t there will be trouble. With me?
You won’t let yourself fail at work because you need the job. You are focused at work. You do what needs to be done. You might even go above and beyond the call of duty and eventually get rewarded for it. You have proven that you are capable of focus, consistency over time, and hard work. You are a hard worker!
What if you took even 1/2 of that focus, consistency, and effort and applied it to other areas of your life? Would you be a better spouse, parent, friend? What would your health look like with this kind of effort? I talk to people all the time who are great at their work, but their health is not so great. They don’t have time, or they are too tired they say.
Listen, you need to take care of your health as if it were part of your job. If your health fails, can you work? If you are overweight, stiff, exhausted, or frequently ill can you properly take care of your kids and spouse? In order to be your best at the roles that are most important to you, you need to optimize your health.
So what are you waiting for? It’s never too late to start. You can make changes to your health now that will help you be your best in the future. But don’t wait. There is a sliding scale of returns on your health investment. The longer you wait the harder it will be to get where you want with your health.
Your health is your job. In fact, it is your most important job. I beg of you to take your health seriously. You have one life to live, one chance to make an impact on this world, one chance to leave a lasting and positive legacy for future generations. Don’t be held back from being your best because you chose to lay on the couch and eat junk food. You are better than that. You know you can do it, because you do it at work. Treat your health like your job. Put in the focused effort to eat well, to exercise, and to be consistent at it over time. You will be rewarded for your work and it will feel better than the raise or promotion. You will be your best at life AND your job.
There are lots of ways to go about improving your health. Everyone starts at a different place. There are no cookie cutter solutions. That’s one reason why I think it’s important to have a coach or advocate on your side. Someone who is willing to work with you, to help you, encourage you, kick you in the pants once in a while. Find someone to be that for you. Ask me. I will help you. No nonsense, no fluff, no pills, patches, wraps, or magic elixirs. You can do this. Let’s go!