Life is Hard
If the previous year has taught us anything it is that life is hard. No matter what there will always be challenges. Good, bad, or ugly there will always be difficulties in life. But the cool thing about life is that we get to choose the challenges in our lives! For example:
Being broke is hard – being responsible with money is too
Being divorced is hard – building an awesome marriage is too
Being overweight is hard – eating well every day is too
Being sick is hard – being healthy is too
The point is that no matter what you do life will be hard! Even if you decide to sit and do nothing, time will march on and challenges will STILL come! So instead of leaving your challenges to fate, hoping, and praying that nothing bad happens, this year let’s take a different approach. Let’s choose our challenges and lean into them. Let’s get to work on the things that you care the most about.
Step 1: What do you care about? This might seem silly on the surface but very few people have actually sat down and looked at what they value in life. Family, finances, faith, health, these are generally people’s the top values, but they may not be yours. Take some time to figure out what you care the most about in your life! If you’re having trouble, a quick internet search will give you a long list of options.
Step 2: Define what “great” looks like. It’s not enough to just say “I value my family above everything else.” What does it look like to have a great family life? Maybe its family dinner 5 nights a week, a game night or movie night once a week, a family hike. If you value financial security what does that look like? Maybe having enough savings to live for 6 months or be debt free! If its health, what does great health look like?? Eating Advanced Plan every day, exercising 5 days a week, getting adjusted every week and doing homecare exercises daily? These are just examples. Take some time and think about what “great” would look like in your life.
Step 3: Now that you know your highest values and you know what you want to achieve in these areas, its time to set up a plan. How am I going to work towards “great” this year? This is where the rubber meets the road. This is where most people bail out and quit because this is where it gets hard. Even though you are working towards a better life in all the things you value, work is still work. And on top of that you are ELECTING to do the work. Its not being forced on you which makes it that much harder. BUT the fact that you are working towards what you value, the effort will be that much more rewarding.
SO, once you have your highest values set and your “great” is defined, all that you need to do is set up a daily, weekly, monthly plan to work towards your “great”. The how becomes simple once the why is established.
If you struggle with goals and staying disciplined or if you just want more information on how to make this your best year ever, NGFC will be hosting a Health Makeover on January 23rd here in the office. We will be going over all 5 Essentials of Health, goal setting, and how to ensure you make life changes not just crash course diets and gimmicks. See any team member for more information or to sign up!
In Health and Faith,