Have you ever planned on doing something you had plenty of time to accomplish, but somehow managed to not get it done until the very last minute? I know I have. While some people struggle less with procrastination than others I believe it is a constant challenge we are all faced with on a daily basis. I have heard it said, “Work expands to all time available.” In most areas of life we can juggle this and still seem to get by. While delaying action with homework assignments and getting to work on time can certainly create stressful situations they rarely carry life changing consequences. What if there are some areas of our lives where we are procrastinating and could potentially do so for years and years? Is it possible there are some areas that we must take action in now? If so, what could force us into taking action?
In The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success, Andy Andrews reveals to us the second decision to determine personal success is, “Today I will seek wisdom.” There are several ways to seek wisdom. One of the most important and life changing decisions I ever made was to find a mentor and submit myself to the mentoring process
Do you want to live a healthier, happier, more productive life? I believe everyone truly does. Unfortunately more and more Americans are living an unhealthy lifestyle despite the fact we are the wealthiest nation in the world and information is at our finger tips with the internet. Think about it. We all know people (I was one of them) who start a diet and exercise routine, begin to see progress, and then over time they backslide. Why is that? The answer is quite simple. We do not have a health crisis on our hands because of a lack of information. We have a health crisis on our hands because we have bought into the wrong philosophy over time. In order to steer this ship back on the right course we simply need to apply The Slight Edge Philosophy.
Beth and I just watched the documentary Fed Up and it really got me thinking. There was not a lot of new information for me personally, but it tied together some of the pieces in a very compelling manner and paints a very clear picture of WHY we as Americans need to make some big changes. I am not endorsing the political views of increased government regulation, but I know that the way our nation eats is killing us and we need to make some SERIOUS changes in our daily lifestyles.