You Reap What You Sow
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
You will often here me say that Health is Not a Sprint and your focus, when it comes to health, should be a long term one. This is because the universal law of ‘you reap what you sow’ takes time when it comes to building health. If you keep looking at the mirror or weighing yourself every day, you will likely be left disappointed. You need to have faith that the results will eventually come if you keep doing the right things. Let me share with you how this universal law works.
Our thoughts are like seeds. Before we set out on any initiative, we have to think about it (idea stage) first. By setting a goal and making a commitment to reach it, you are now planting that seed into the ‘universal soil’. In order for that seed to germinate, you need to nurture it daily which means taking affirmative action. This is the main reason most goals are not reached.
Affirmative action is the 6th habit in my book ‘One Habit At A Time’. If your goal is to write a book then some examples of affirmative action would be brainstorming topics, creating an outline, doing some research to support any of your claims, writing one or two pages a day, etc. With health goals, affirmative action could be increasing your steps per day, eating less sugar and processed foods, doing some calisthenics and stretching upon rising or meditating before going to bed, etc. The point is, sowing is a two-part process. You cannot just sit around and think or wish for something to become true. You also have to take the right action toward making it happen.
What I love about this law is that it’s a powerful weapon against The Victim Mindset. This law puts the responsibility solely on you. If you are not fit, it’s no one’s fault but yours. Yes, there are always obstacles to overcome, but most of them are ones you set up in your own mind. Understanding this truth will start making you look inward and taking inventory of the kind of self-destructive or crippling belief structures you have set in place mentally.
On the flip side, if you reach a goal, it’s because you put it the daily work to make it happen. You will feel really good about yourself. This will build your self-confidence and motivate you to set new goals to accomplish. It really is a snowball effect. With an ‘if it’s going to be, it’s up to me’ mindset, you will be able to accomplish whatever you set your mind on.
If you are reading this today then you didn’t stumble on this one article by accident. Make the most of it. Sit down in a quiet spot with a pen and paper (I want you to actually write because it taps into the subconscious mind more than digital means) and write down one goal that you really want that you probably have been thinking about for a while. Then I want you to write down underneath it a list of ways to nurture the goal daily like I did with the book example above.
Make sure you start small or at an appropriate level (The V10 Health System ensures you act at a level that is perfect for you to attain your health and fitness goals). If writing a page or two sounds daunting, start with a paragraph or two. The key is to get into the habit of acting affirmatively toward your goal. After completing the list, select one or more of those actions and do them each day. Some days you may not want to write, but at least you can research or work on your marketing plan for the book. Remember, you will reap (in the long-term future) what you sow today and every day. It really is up to you. I believe in you, do you?
Your V10 Health Coach,
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