We are fortunate to live in the information age and as much as it can be overwhelming sometimes….we have all the information we want on our door step….on the click of our fingers…but yet I feel most of us keep doing what we know…what it is easy….what it is comfortable.
When we look at someone who is eating healthy, exercising daily, looking after their health, we automatically think: this is impossible, I can’t fit all of these healthy habits in my day, I am too busy…
What we forget is “Life is easy if you live it the hard way, and hard if you live it the easy way”
What I mean is, it is easy to wake up in rush, grab a coffee and a donut, listen to the news (which fills you up with negativity) on your way to work, work through another day in a job that you don’t love but pay the bills, grab a burger and chips for lunch (after all you got an ice cream for free at your favorite fast food restaurant), survive through the afternoon feeling tired and over it, flick through social media (and everybody’s post advertising their perfect life) on the way back home, get a take way for dinner, drink a couple of glasses of wine while watching rubbish TV and go to bed.
What it is hard is wake up early enough to do 45 minutes exercise every day, prepare yourself a healthy shake for breakfast or anything that is healthy, listen to some positive youtube videos on the way to work, find joy and excitement in your job or keep working on a side project that excites you during your break, eat the salad you prepared the night before for lunch, listened to a book on your way back home, prepare a healthy dinner for you and your family, spend some time talking to your partner/friend or anyone that lives with you about their day, go to bed early so you can get up early tomorrow.
The easy route will take you on a path of putting on the weight you don’t want, feeling ailments that you didn’t plan to have, feeling stressed about everything, feeling unfulfilled with life, feeling unhealthy physically and mentally.
The hard route will take you on a path of feeling fit, healthy and strong. You will be able to find joy and purpose in your daily job and if not, you will have the mental and physical strength to seek for another solution. You will feel you are constantly growing as a person. You will feel you are constantly working on yourself, on creating a better version of yourself, a better life.
I want to share with you a video that really motivated me to become someone who fits more on scenario 2 than 1. I have been listened to Dean Graziosi for quite a while now. He is a multiple New York Best Selling Author, creator of multiple 9 figure companies and one of the best real estate and marketers in the world today.
I love his passion, his humbled and genuine manner, his values…but you are probably asking yourself why Dean?
I came across Dean in my search to listen to inspiring people, positive talks, people that challenge my thinking, people that encourage me to be a better version of myself and I thought he was just the best out there….
In one of Dean’s videos, I learned that experts say we spend our life in 3 different scenarios:
1. You are either doing things in your life that irritates you: relationships, people, projects, routines – they don’t make you feel good, they drain your energy.
2. Or you do things you are ok at, you feel ok about it because you are used to doing them.
3. And lastly you also spend time doing things that you want to do all the time in your life, things that fascinate you, they fill you up with energy. They excited you, they light you up.
If you have to put a % next to each scenario in your life right now, what percentage of your time do you spend in number 1,2,3?
I would love for you to watch the whole video:
Watch until the end because that is where the best bit is.
We need to stop living an average life – All we need is a mindset shift…Change your mindset…change your life…