Do it Now !

I wonder if there’s someone you’ve been meaning to call or send a note to, or maybe offer some words of encouragement…maybe a long overdue reconciliation, an apology, or an “I love you”. Hmmm, been meaning to do it when I get “unbusy”. There’s only so many hours in the day you know. I’ll have time to get to it soon.

How about going on that trip you’ve always dreamed about, or writing your book, visiting your Grandmother, or taking your kid fishing?

A wise man once explained to me that hours become days,and days become weeks, and weeks become months. Then before you know it years have gone by. And with the passage of time, everything evolves and changes. Kids grow up, new relationships develop, people get old…and die. I think that most of the tears shed at funerals are not tears of sadness, but tears of regret for words left unspoken and deeds left undone. And as we get older, while we may get a little wiser, we also lose some of our youthful vigor and stamina….even if we won’t admit it. You’re probably not going to run many marathons in your seventies or eighties :)  How many more reasons do you need to “Do it Now”?

No matter how long you live, life is short! You don’t know if the remainder of your earthly existence will be measured in years, months, days, or maybe even minutes. This fact slapped me upside the head last week when I learned of a friend of mine’s death. “Little Joe” is what we called him in high school, was short in stature but he sure had a big heart. And I’m proud and honoured to have known him and call him my friend. At less than 60 years of age, and physically active with no serious ailments that I was aware of, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who thought he’d have many more years on this earth. It’s been a while since I talked to him…didn’t have any urgency in contacting him, however had I known that his time on this earth was about to come to an end, I sure would have put it in high gear and got on with it.

Enough said, Do it Now!

R.I.P. Little Joe

 

 

Happy New Year

OK, so I’m a week late, but Happy New Year anyway. I hope that you’re sticking to your resolutions, especially the ones related to your health and wellbeing. (which covers about 90% of most people’s New Year’s commitments)

Most of you have probably checked it out already, but I’d like to officially announce that Karlee has her new blog up and running and it’s fantastic. Lot’s of great stuff on healthy lifestyle and balanced living. For a unique and brilliant perspective we can all benefit from, check it out at http://bringingbackbalance.com/ .

For any of you that may be struggling with your health related resolutions, I’d like to pass on a “secret” that could make all the difference.

The “secret” is that great health begins in your mind, not your body. It’s your thoughts about how you see yourself and your world that impact the choices you make in every moment of every day. Great health and wellness is the result of healthy living…so tell me something I don’t already know, Peter. OK then, here it is…

The picture we hold in our mind of who we are and just as importantly who we are becoming is what drives our decisions about whether to have that piece of cheesecake or to to take the dog for a walk or to read that book instead of becoming mesmerized by the TV. And these decisions are really influenced by the ideas rooted in our subconscious mind related to our self image. Most of our decisions are essentially made before we consciously weigh the pros and cons and then take action.

The image of the confident, beautiful, happy, vibrant, energetic, healthy, loving person that is you is what is deciding for you. Getting clarity on who you really are will relieve you of the “torment of choice” And remember, you are the thinker…you get to choose and shape your thoughts and beliefs.

Become crystal clear on what you really want and then see that picture in your “mind’s eye”….and hold that image so that it becomes your “operating system” . Then your decisions become easy and you’ll be well on your way towards turning your image into reality!

Oh, and one more thing, I know this stuff works, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got it mastered. Knowing something and doing it are 2 different things. But I’m committed to staying the course and allowing my “best self” to emerge. And I look forward to sharing my successes and failings with you, keeping in mind that failing doesn’t make me a failure. I only become a failure when I quit trying!!

Have a fantastic day

Peter

“All the water in the world cannot drown you unless it gets inside of you”   Eleanor Roosevelt