On Fridays I like to share experiences I’ve had during the week with patients and in my personal life that I’ve found significant. I like to share them in hopes that you might find value in them and have something resonate with you in your life.
A great reminder. The church our family attends recently moved into a new location after years of arduous work to make it happen. Since the move, the energy is high, people are even more excited, and the church itself seems to be working even harder to give back to the community. My wife volunteered and has been lending her time to the church. I was curious why she decided to do this, and her answer was a great reminder.
She told me that she wanted to volunteer because the church was thriving in so many ways. Therefore, being around that kind of energy would help her while also paying it forward to others. When you are around something positive, hopeful, helpful, etc. it has a way of feeding you in return. Whether church, business, personal relationships, or anything else; get yourself around the good stuff and it will fuel you!
An analogy I think works. There is a business saying “if you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business” which is accurate. For example, if you’re spending more than you’re making and don’t know it, your business is headed for disaster. This same concept translates to our health as well.
What numbers should you know about your own health? These include quantity (and quality) of exercise, how many good or bad things you eat, other things you put into your body (medications, alcohol, etc.), how much time you spend around positive or negative relationships, how much self-care you do or do not do, and so much more. Just like a business requires the right numbers to thrive, so too will your health. Give thought to these numbers and others like them and ask yourself if your own health business is thriving or looking to close.
A recent interaction. My wife and I were on a date together recently and she asked me about a 5 Spot I’d written (she does read them!). I’d mentioned a type of person I encounter regularly, and she made the comment to me that it wasn’t quite as uplifting as some of my other commentary. I gave it some thought, and it brings up a critical point.
I am someone that is inherently positive and genuinely believe that anyone can accomplish amazing things with the right mindset and guidance. At the same time, I am realistic. It is a tough world out there with challenges that await us daily. Therefore, when I talk about a type of personality that I may not like, it’s not meant to be negative. Rather, it is a warning of a certain type of person that can easily impair your progress. Sometimes, achieving greatness is about avoiding negativity. That is why I try to identify certain traits in people so that I know which ones must be avoided.
Something I love to see. I was at Whole Foods over the past week when a woman excitedly offered me the chance to try some bottled teas she was bringing to the marketplace. In no way do I know anything about bottled tea, nor do I ever buy or drink them. That said, I tried every flavor she had and bought a bunch for myself. They tasted good but that wasn’t why I bought them. I did so because I loved her hustle. I’m sure she’d spent the morning hearing “no” often, but she was still bringing the high energy and enthusiasm when she approached me to try them. That type of attitude is something I always love to see and do my best to encourage whenever possible!
Some quotes I love.
“Lazy people do very little work and believe they should be winning. Winners work as hard as possible and still worry about being lazy.”
“Break the pattern today or the loop will remain tomorrow.”
“Regret won’t change your past. Anxiety won’t change your future. Action is the only way to change everything.”
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan
“The world began to crumble when feelings started overruling facts.” – Ricky Gervais
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