Apr 18, 2019
My birthday recently passed and to celebrate my 44 years on earth I decided to reflect on 4 life lessons that have helped me transform my life. (44 lessons seemed like a bit too much!) After some thought, I came up with these 4. These realizations have helped me make the most out of life. Listen in to hear which life lessons have been instrumental in my life transformation.
Ask any flight attendant and they will tell you when the air masks drop down you have to put yours on first before you can help anyone around you. We understand this in an emergency, but often forget this important lesson in our everyday lives. For your own well-being, you have to learn to take care of you. I began to learn this lesson early on in life. As the top trainer in the country for Lifetime Fitness, I realized, ironically, that I was out of shape. And when I started my own business I realized that there would be no calling in sick. I knew that if I wanted to be successful in my business I had better take care of myself first. The better you care for yourself the more successful you will be at whatever it is that you do. To help take care of myself these 4 things have helped me immensely:
You may have heard the saying that you are the average of the 5 people that you spend the most time with. But I like this one better: you become your environment. It’s more comprehensive. This includes your home and office. Look around you is your space a mess? Are the people you spend time with dragging you down? One of the most important keys to improving my life was joining a mastermind. This elevated my state of being. By putting myself in the right environment I was able to up my game.
If you make something a priority you will find the time and money for it. Take a look at your expenses. Where are you spending your time, money, and energy? When you say I can’t afford it or I don’t have time what you are really saying is that something is not a priority to you. Instead of saying that, own up to it and say I choose not to. If you want to change your life you have to change your priorities. Think about your own calendar and bank statement, what do they say about you? Do they show what is truly important to you?
You get to choose how you feel and what you do in your life. Results come from your actions or from inaction. The actions that you take are fueled by your emotions. And your emotions are sparked by your thoughts. Your thoughts come from your beliefs. And your beliefs help you make your decisions. Ultimately you choose your beliefs, your thoughts, and your emotions. Only you are responsible for your results. Even the best of us get distracted and forget but it’s important to remember that everything you do is a choice. Try to have a constant reminder that your life is a choice.