It’s not a sacrifice
They say you need to sacrifice
To achieve things like
But is it a sacrifice?
Watching Netflix, eating fast food and sweets, playing on your phone whilst dating and similar examples that’s a sacrifice of time energy and money because you ain’t getting that time back…
But when it comes to improving your health and relationships and creating wealth it’s not a sacrifice…
It’s an investment.
People talk with their wallets
If you ask people do they eat healthy they’ll tell you that they eat their fruit and vegetables
If you ask people if they recycle they’ll probably tell you that they do
But just because they say they do, doesn’t mean that they actually do
What they say is just who they think they should be or who they think that you want them to be…
But the principle Is
If you say you do one thing because that’s who you think you should be
The why don’t you just do it
So that you can be that person
And the second part of the principle is
People say they are one thing but in the end the talking is done with their money and how they spend it
If you say that you eat healthy for example but rack up takeaway bills every week…
Order your day
In the Boron Letters (Letters Gary Halbert wrote to his son in prison)
the first three Gary is writing to his son about the importance of fitness
Now Gary was one of the most successful Copywriters to have ever lived and he spends three letters
talking to his son about fitness
He says fitness orders your day it makes you feel great and rids yourself of most of your tension and anxiety
These letters was also written in 1984 I don’t know what the science was like back then on the mental health effects of exercise
But even back then it was clear that exercise can make you more productive in your work and rid you of stress
So in order to order your day and set it up right
Start it off with some exercise.
Check the details
Giving my brother a lift to a course he was on the other day, and whilst in the car he checked the email they sent him,
And he was like oh shit I didn’t see that, and turns out he needed a few documents to take with him, which he didn’t have…
It’s easy to just check the main points or skim through stuff, making it even easier to miss stuff, important stuff.
There have been countless times I’ve not read the details and turned up in the wrong places, wrong days and just forgot stuff.
All because I couldn’t take a few seconds to read through the details.
We miss the small details in life to when we don’t take the time to think where are these cues coming from…
Why are you and your partner arguing again, what have you missed…
Why are you always waking up with a headache, what’s your body telling you?
Why this, why that…
Life is trying to tell us things, but we are not checking the details.
If you leave me now, You’ll take away the biggest part of me
-Chicago (I think)
I’ve got this lyric in my head I don’t know why, but it got me thinking
That the biggest part of you cannot be someone else.
People leave, People have their own plans and things happen.
In the fitness world (as well as many others) I always heard the excuse ‘well I’ll have to speak to my partner to see if they’ll let me’
Which is fine if your buying a car, But when it comes to joining the gym or hiring a personal trainer,
Is putting the decision in your partner’s hands the best idea?
Yeah say you don’t hire one, and slowly over time your health gets worse and then one day your partner leaves or dies, then you’re left on your own, with your poor health.
You are your biggest asset.
You need to look after you and stop relying on other people to bring you happiness, health, meaning, love and anything else that matters to you.
If you leave me now… I’ll be okay is how the song should go but it probably wouldn’t have sold many records