Almost everyone on the planet wants to be healthy, wealthy, happy and fit. The reality is that all of these objectives are quite simple to accomplish.
Let’s take good health as an example. Follow a good sensible nutrition plan, drink lots of water, get on a positive exercise regimen and get plenty of rest. Combine this with thinking healthy thoughts and keeping a positive and optimistic attitude towards everything that happens in your life. It’s really that simple. However, simple isn’t always easy. What is easy for most…is developing bad habits in all of the above categories.
Wealth building is also quite simple. Find something you love to do, become really great at it and figure out the best ways to make the best income you can doing it. Spend less than you earn, save and invest the rest and you will become wealthy. It’s really that simple. Once again, simple isn’t always easy. Why? It’s easy to get distracted.
It’s easy to fill your mind with FUD’s. Fears, uncertainties and doubt. It’s easy to get lazy and/or spend every penny you earn plus a few more. Not only is it easy, it can be a lot of fun! Statistics tell us that the vast majority of people are overweight and fail to follow basic guidelines of good health. Those same statistics tell us that most people will not have enough money to live on when they reach retirement age. These are just a couple reasons why you don’t want to follow the crowd. Highly successful people face the facts and make conscious choices and decisions about the way they wish to live their lives. They are willing to do what most people are not willing to do.
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.” – Jim Rohn
Pay attention to your current results…stats don’t lie! What stats am I talking about? It could be your current body fat/muscle mass ratio. Are you currently at your ideal body weight? Do you have the energy level and drive to succeed you should have and want to have? How’s your current income to expense ratios. Is your income on the rise? Is your net worth increasing each year? Are you producing the results you are capable of producing in your professional life? How about your relationships? Are they happy and positive? Do you get along well with others? Do you have good communications between you and the people that are closest to you?
“The amount you laugh in your relationships with others is the true measure of the health of your personality.” – Brian Tracy
These are just a few of the key results that will tell you if you are moving in a progressive forward direction or, if you are slipping backwards in these areas.
Achievers accept 100% responsibility for everything in your life. We are all exactly where we have decided to be right now. The choices we have made and the actions we have taken is what has gotten us to this point. If we have made bad choices or have failed to take enough of the right actions, the sooner we identify this and make the necessary changes, the sooner we will be on the accelerated path to our predetermined goals and objectives. Would you rather be traveling on the back roads in a beat up old buggy…or would you like to travel on the freeway in a high performance machine? Are you operating at dial up speed or are you moving at high speed DSL? Highly successful people have the habit of honest self-evaluation and like to take a regular inventory on themselves and the progress they are making. Along with identifying any setbacks or distractions and what may have been a better strategy for success. M.A.P. =>Massive Action Plan. It helps to ask yourself positive and empowering questions on a regular basis: What am I currently doing that is working and should do more of? Should I do more training, stretching, cardio, studying, listening, asking -vs- telling, praising, encouraging etc…? What am I doing that is not as effective as I’d like? What do I need to be doing less of? Am I talking too much, spending too much, drinking too much, staying up too late, arguing, criticizing and blaming others, complaining etc…? The formula to stay on the fast track is simple. Do a lot more of what is working and do a lot less or eliminate what is not working.
Simple isn’t always easy. However, the results and rewards of success are much more enjoyable than the penalties of failure.
Let’s make great things happen this week.
Martial Arts for a Great Life!