Honestly, I just let the time fly by. So much has happened in the past year. I got married to lovely lady, Gretchen. My son graduated from High School and has gone onto Murray University. He’s doing well and it’s been an interesting change for the family. But, a good change. My daughter is working full-time and is getting ready to move out on her own.
But why has it been so long? A combination of things distracted me to say the least. The biggest situation has been the diagnosis on my father; Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Sadly, it’s hit him pretty hard and it’s been my job to take care of him. I don’t mind, but it does require me to change some priorities. Such is life. He’s staying positive and does his treatments a couple of times a month and it’s noticeably taking it’s toll on his body.
What I ran into felt like a waking dream. I just didn’t realize how much time was passing from my last post to now. I would check my site and just didn’t notice it had been Sept of 2016 for my last post. However, things are back in motion.
This has been a big change. How big? Recently, my wife has moved to Pennsylvania and I’ve been spending time up there. This has caused me to separate from my full time job to help take care of Dad and be able to spend time up there with her. I’ve been fortunate in this change and I’m excited to see what the future holds.
In 6 months, you will be 6 months older, but will you be in better shape? Will you have extra money? Will you weigh less? Start today to build your future; to make a better life for you family. Today is a Good Morning to Get Started and open yourself to greater things.
I’m now 20 lbs down from my original 256.6. I’ve been using the Body by Vi Challenge to help eat properly and to get my food intake correct. This plan helps me control my eating and motivates me to follow through. Combined with my fitness goals and working out, this has been a major factor in being in some of the best shape of my life.
I’ve had a tendency to talk without putting my actions in place. I’ve allowed life’s normal ‘change’ to control my decisions and that needs to stop. Time to not fear change, but decide to be more; To decide to act and be what I want. Don’t let others dictate your role in life and act to create the change you want. Create the change you know is needed and wanted. Make your life. Start living.
You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. -Henry Ford
Don’t let the trials and tribulations of life derail you from what you are building. Your family needs you to focus on the path that is in front of you to enlighten them. The path to a great future for them and you. But, if we let the sickness get in and the self-limiting beliefs in, the distractions can hurt you and your progress. As Winston Churchill said, “When you are going thru Hell…Keep Going.” Don’t take your eyes off the big picture and the long term. This is a marathon, not a sprint.
We are what we think about and what we think about becomes our habits. What we do over and over again becomes what we are. If we are repeating Great things, the we are great, but if we repeat mediocre things, then we are mediocre. Average is learned…but so is Excellence. Find and repeat your great habits and others will follow. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Today is when you start being your true self.
Happy New Year to everyone. Go out and make your life changes, but remember you must do them. Take action in your plans. There is greatness within all of you, but it only goes as far as you Act upon it. If you sit on your couch thinking about things, someone will come along and re-possess your couch. Get out there and make your life happen. Start those resolutions and never give up. 70% of the people who start a New Year’s Resolution stop in the first 3 weeks. Don’t be that person. Make a life change and stick with it. For things to change you must change.
Unchain the Elephant. This month’s Success Club brought me a great book to get thru your limiting beliefs and let your passion loose to move you further and make the life change you desire. Erik Wahl helps you expand your personal belief and opens you to gaining and fighting for your success.
Discipline trumps motivation every time. Daily Activity that produces results will win you more than your thoughts and dreams. Get out and do something everyday to attain your goal. Consistency is the key.
We can talk ourselves out doing what we need to better ourselves. We do it all the time by making up little stories in our heads and by letting life distract us from doing what really matters. Don’t let our selfishness keep us from helping and saving others. Go out and do what you must do to build your future.
Become the person you want to be. Go out and make it happen.