LET’S TALK ABOUT THE COST OF YOUR CHOICES
EVERY CHOICE YOU MAKE HAS CONSEQUENCES
I am not talking about the financial cost of the pair of shoes you are contemplating buying. Or, for that matter, the cost of the latest electronic gadget that has captured your attention. Instead, I would like to discuss the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual costs of the choices we make every day.
YOUR LIFE IS A REFLECTION OF YOUR DAILY CHOICES
Making a choice sporadically, while it can impact your life significantly, is not usually what creates the major changes in your health and your life. Let’s take someone who is trying to lose weight. Eating healthy one day in the month will not result in your desired goal. However, eating healthy foods and portions ninety-five percent of the time in that month will move you closer towards your weight loss goal. Making unhealthy choices consistently wear you down psychologically, physically, and spiritually, negatively impacting your total health.
YOUR CHOICES IMPACT ALL FOUR PILLARS
When you consistently make choices that do not align with what you believe and your values, you eventually lose trust in yourself. You damage your psyche, and your spiritual and physical health suffers. This makes it difficult for you to believe in your ability to create the positive changes you desire. Yet, all is not lost. Change is still possible with a healthy and balanced wholistic approach. This is not a quick fix though and will require one hundred percent commitment and an emotional or spiritual investment.
YOUR CHOICES MATTER, BUT SO TOO DOES CONSISTENCY
If you want to achieve any goal in life, you must first make the choice [decision] to pursue that goal. You must also understand why you are pursuing that goal. Why does achieving that goal matter so much to you? Understanding your why, keeps you focused on your objective when things get a tad rocky. Then you must be committed to achieving that goal, by consistently doing the daily work necessary to achieving that goal. This is where consistency in your daily choices comes into play. You must consistently make the healthy choice every time you decide what to eat or how much you are going to move today. Believe it or not, you must also be consistent daily in your mindset and attitude.
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR PART TWO to know the 12 steps I practice daily to maintain my sixty-pound weight loss.