It’s not the amount of money in your bank account. It’s not the car that’s in your driveway. It’s not the number of pairs of shoes you have in your closet.
Yet, why is it that many people make these trivial nothings their main focus in life? Remember, when you die, you can’t bring your expensive BMW with you.
Would you be content telling your children that you trade your most valuable asset (TIME), your happiness, AND your health to work some job that you hate, surrounded by people you hate all for a small sum of money?
Sorry, not me.
I’m going to break down the things that matter the most at the end of the day:
Health. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
- By far, my health and well-being are the most important aspects of my life. I make health and nutrition my primary focus every day, and so should you.
- I’d much rather be broke and healthy than to be rich and sick.
- Health brings a freedom very few realize until they no longer have it.
- Imagine your body as a high-performance sports car like a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. Anyone who owns one of these beautiful machines knows that they require only the most high-grade fuel. Our bodies are no different.
- If you don’t fuel your body with the nutrients it desires on a daily basis, it will perform like a broken-down Honda from the 80’s. Sure, it still runs, but good luck getting on the freeway with that thing!
- Try starting every morning with a green smoothie packed with highly nutritious fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts.
Happiness. “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”
- What most don’t realize is that happiness is a choice. It’s the choice you make every morning when you wake up and when you put your head on your pillow at night.
- Are you unhappy with your job right now? Choose to do something about it. Are you unhappy with where you live? Choose to relocate or move elsewhere. Are you unhappy with your financial situation? Choose to start building your dream and stop building someone else’s.
- The number one regret people have on their deathbed is: “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” When people realize that their life is almost over and look back on it, it is easy to see how many dreams and visions have gone unfulfilled.
- I get seasonal depression, so I chose to relocate to Mexico for my winter months. Many say I’m lucky and that they wish they could do the same. I always ask them, “What’s stopping you?” I’m in no way lucky. I chose to make reading and perfecting my skills a priority. I chose to pursue an online job so that I could make money working from anywhere in the world.
- Start making better choices, and you’ll be surprised with how fast happiness will flow to you. Fear is the only thing holding you back.
Family. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”
- When you accomplish something great, who is always there to congratulate you? When something terrible happens to you, who can you turn to for advice and support?
- Friends will come and go from your life, but your family is FOREVER.
- They will always have your back, no matter what. They want only the best for you and would do anything to make it that way.
- I am eternally grateful for my family. Without the love and support I’ve received from my amazing mother and father, I would not be the man that I am today.