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Love versus Fear

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016


Various things compel us to take action. Whether it is to get off the couch after binging on Netflix or powering through a full day of networking, our actions determine the outcome of our lives. My mentor always says, "discipline equals freedom." If you approach the day from being overwhelmed or fearful of too much to do, it may lead to you shrinking back to your den and continuing your crash course in self defense via Marvel action movies. However, to approach your day with love completely changes the paradigm. 

Example:

Goal: You want to live a long and healthy life. 

How to get there:

1. 21 Day Challenge: Doing something daily to cement it into your everyday life; in this case, it's adding exercise to your morning routine. 

2. Compound Effect:  As Darren Hardy, SUCCESS magazine's former publisher, so eloquently put it, "It's not the big things that add up in the end; it's the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” For example, the Starbucks you buy today creates a toxic environment for your body when it's doing its best to heal and have a properly functioning immune system. You're also losing money to a short term pleasure. At the end of the year, you will most likely take more sick days, have fatigue, and have less money in your pocket. Maintaining this perspective makes it a little bit easier to turn down.

3. Snoozers are Losers: Chances are people won't be contacting you before 8:00am. Hence why "Early to bed, early to rise..." is completely true. You'll create a person who is "healthy, wealthy, and wise." You're less likely to make poor choices at night, workouts will get done before your work day begins, and you can create the right mindset for the entire day. 

4. No excuses = commendable results. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. It's up to you on how you'll use them. Looking back at your day and noting how each hour is spent can be very eye opening when you feel you've been busy all day but only accomplished a couple tasks at the end of it. 

The most important thing is mindset. Look at each step to get to your goal as an opportunity instead of something that you HAVE to do. It's now something that you GET to do. Count your blessings. Others would love to be in your place with everything that you have going for you. What  do you desire to see when you look back ten years from now? 20 years? 30? Hopefully, you'll look back at your life with feelings of accomplishment and fulfillment. All it takes is one day... one step... one action at a time.

Yours in Health,

Dr. D