By David Tepera, November 25, 2020
Just about every decision you’ve made or will make in life is because of a reasoning and should be answered with the question, “Why?”
Why did you start exercising and eating healthy? Did you finally get fed up with being overweight and exhausted all the time? Was your daily life on a down slide heading to depression, so you made the choice to take control?
What happens to most of us who start a healthier lifestyle? At some early point, you quit. You must again answer the question, “Why?” Of course, quitting is from lack of discipline.
We have clients who come to us with multiple joint problems. Over the next several months, we help resolve their issue, plus teach them how to lift weights properly. Our hopes, when they decide to venture on their own, is that they can walk into any gym and lift weights injury free.
But again, some people stop exercising and come back to us because their joints get stiff and issues are reappearing. I always ask, “Why did you stop lifting weights?”
We must ask ourselves, “Why?” in other aspects of life. Why did we choose this career path or that particular job? Are you still giving the same effort to succeed as when you started? Did you lose your ambition?
Why did you choose this person to be your spouse? Over time, are you still treating each other with respect and love, or did you get settled in and take advantage?
Listen, it doesn’t matter what is happening in your life at this moment. You must find a way to get out of your comfort zone and change things around. You were once vibrant, excited and enjoying life to the fullest. Today is the day to find the old you and start the journey of being happy again.
Don’t just start something with all cylinders blaring to run out of steam early. You must keep the gas tank full, rev up your engine and attack this world to cross the finish line in first place.
Now, next time you start something that enhances your life, don’t forget, it began with the question, “Why?”
I would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy Thanksgiving Day.