Success and Achievement Begins with You!
One of the key factors of a successful life is health and energy. All too often, these factors are overlooked for the more prominent aspects, such as control and long term planning. Nevertheless, if you are living an unhealthy lifestyle and lacking in energetic momentum, all the rest will soon fall to the wayside. Good health and energy are integral in reaching your long-term goals as well as simply enjoying the here and now.
One Wheel on the Vehicle to Success
“If we don’t have good health and energy, we don’t get much satisfaction out of life” – Brian Tracy, The Psychology of Achievement
One might wonder why poor health would impact a person’s success outside of the medical realm. The answer can be summed up in one dreadful word, depression. Regardless of whether the health issue is physical, mental, or emotional, depression can often be the end effect. Take the online entrepreneur for example. He is making good money through a web-based service. Then, he gets sick and is bound to his bed. He can still make money, but the pain is distracting. He cannot get out of bed, so someone has to help him. His helplessness leads to depression. His depression results in a lack of drive and inspiration. His business fails because his health hinders his drive. It is a sad chain of events.
The same holds true for the concept of energy. If we are tired all of the time, we will not have the drive reach for our goals. We might not notice it at first. Generally, it starts with a phrase such as, “I’m exhausted. I’ll do this tomorrow.” Once we start putting off our goals and dreams, we begin to lose them one day at a time. Tomorrow truly never comes. You see, the ability to find ultimate achievement is like a vehicle. Every aspect is one wheel. If a vehicle has just one wheel missing, it goes nowhere. Health and Energy is one of these wheels, and without it, the car, as well as yourself, will not be able to be driven.
Maintaining Health and Energy
Of course, the next question is, “How do I reach an acceptable level of good health and energy?” The energy aspect is fairly simple. Get plenty of rest. Everyone needs a minimum of eight hours of sleep every night. Do not depend on outside substances for energy. Coffee may be enjoyable, but it is not an acceptable replacement for rest. Authentic energy through plenty of rest is integral to having good health, and good health is an absolute in energy. These two aspects rely upon one another.
To reach and maintain good health, one has to put a little more work into it, particularly in the beginning. You need to balance your diet well. Do not attempt the many diets that promise that you can lose ten pounds per day. Simply eat a balanced diet. Your body will take care of the rest.
Though your day is likely pretty much full from reaching for your goals, always make certain that you are taking time to exercise. You do not have to do push-ups, sit-ups, and all that, but do take time out to walk a mile a day. It does not take all that long and will make a major difference in your physical well-being. Also, be sure to have at least one medical check-up a year. It seems like a waste of time when you are not sick to begin with, but in the long run, it can make all the difference in the world.
Success can be measured in many ways, such as financial or relationship-wise. Nevertheless, how can we truly say that we are successful when we do not have the energy to go out and enjoy it, or to even reach that success? Start with yourself. Make absolutely sure that your lifestyle is one that can support your dreams and goals in the long run.
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