Been doing some critical thinking lately about what made the difference in my life. How I went from “victim” mode into “victor” mode, and what transpired along the way. So here are some insights into what worked for me.
You’ll notice and appreciate here that the emphasis here is on HABITS. Because setting goals is great, but they don’t come about, unless you practice habits to make them so.
What I’m about to share with you are the habits that turned me from being sick, broke and miserable – to becoming a healthy, happy, multi-millionaire. And I’m not saying that for clickbait or hype. Just being real. Do with it what you will.
You’re probably going to hate this list. Because it won’t be what you expect. But if you actually knew how to become healthy, happy and a multi-millionaire, wouldn’t you already be there?
What will disappoint some of you is that the list is so skewed to health and wellness actions. You’re looking for power negotiating techniques, social media tips, or some secret “missing link” to wealth and prosperity.
Sorry to disappoint you. This stuff ain’t sexy. It just works.
Here’s the real kicker…
Some of you will HATE this post. And not because you think it won’t work. You’ll hate it because you know in your heart that it actually will work. And that means you will have to come face-to-face with the reality that YOU must change.
You’ll have to stop talking about eating healthier or getting into shape, and actually do something about it. Or much more threatening, confront the reality that you have an addiction you must end.
I get it. I’ve faced all those demons along the way, as well. But the reality is that it is only when we are brutally honest with ourselves, and make sometimes difficult choices, that we create the real breakthroughs.
Here might be the most important formula for health happiness and success you will ever learn.
Clean Blood = Clear Thinking
Clear Thinking = Wise Choices
Wise Choices = Great Results
Read that one more time. Really take it in. Because really reaching success, really accomplishing amazing things, requires a few really important elements. They include creating energy, making wise choices, and thinking clearly.
You should know, I’m not writing this to judge or moralize over you. I’m not the food police and I’m certainly no saint. I struggled with addiction most of my life. I’ve been known to down a few shots of Dr Pepper, and that’s probably me in the car in front of you at In-N-Out Burger.
This wasn’t written for you anyway. I’m just preaching to myself – and letting you eavesdrop in on the conversation.
So, having said all that – what are the 7 habits that will make you healthy, happy and wealthy? Here we go…
1) Drink Water
Drink lots of pure water. Like at least six or eight glasses a day. You need to stay hydrated to eliminate toxins and let your body operate properly. If you’re quenching your thirst with three or five cans of soda a day, stop it. The evidence linking over consumption of sugar and artificial sweeteners with conditions like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and heart problems is overwhelming.
2) Eat Lots of Living Food
Living food is alive. It has energy and life force. Carrots, celery, apples, pineapples and nuts are examples of living food. Dead food has no energy or life force. Examples of dead food are Cheetos, Fritos and Doritos. Muffins, cakes and cookies. Pop Tarts and cinnamon rolls. Candy bars and pizza. The advertising agencies have brainwashed us into thinking these items are real food. But they are manufactured substances.
Eating living food keeps you alive. Eating dead food gets you closer to death. Improve your ratio.
3) Do Healthy Shopping Once a Week
Look for organic food. Food without preservatives and other additives. Non-GMO. Keep nasty stuff out of your house so you won’t be tempted. And keep healthy stuff handy.
4) Do Cardiovascular Exercise Daily
This keeps your heart pumping, your blood circulating, expands your lung capacity and helps your metabolism burn excess fat.
5) Do Resistance Training at Least 3 Times a Week
You need more than cardio. As you get older, your muscles atrophy. Build more muscle and you have better tone, flexibility and you’ll burn fat easier.
6) Nourish Your Brain
Set aside time every single day to nurture and nourish your brain. Read positive books, listen to positive podcasts and other audios, and watch videos on personal growth and self-development. Get your consciousness vibrating at a high level, so when you go out in the world – you’ll attract other people and circumstances vibrating at a higher level.
7) Create a Sacred Space for Yourself
We all need a place we can go to reflect, relax and do critical thinking. It can be a garden, a balcony or even a closet. But create somewhere you can escape. Even better if you can do your daily self-development there.
When you build these habits into your routine, you’ll see dramatic increases in your vitality, energy and mental acuity. You’ll think more clearly, your creativity will improve and so will your critical thinking abilities.
This will lead to improved discernment, so all the decisions you make about your life, health, relationships, investments and business opportunities are better informed. Physiologically you’ll feel better and be happier.
Give your mind and body the fuel, rest, and exercise they need to serve you. And then they’ll be available to take you to the places you want to be.
You up for that?
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