Since my formal studies in Chiropractic my passion has been to study healthy living and live the principles I learn. This passion has revealed an endless number of life changing truths to me. The ones I cherish the most I learned and continue to learn about myself.
One of these truths is that when I was young I was more interested in learning about healthy topics. However, when I got married and had a family (responsibility intersected with purpose) and I then became “committed” to being healthy. It may be something entirely different for you. Doesn’t matter. Regardless of the reason, in order to succeed at things in life we must go from being interested in it to being committed to it. In this light consider the following:
The difference between being interested in healthy living and being committed to healthy living is revealed in your behavior. For example:
- People who are interested in their marriage learn a lot about marriage, but do little about their marriage. People who are committed to their marriage learn a lot about marriage and then do whatever it takes to live in alignment with what they have learned so they will have a successful marriage.
- People who are interested in success, learn a lot about success, but do little to be successful. People who are committed to success learn a lot about success, and then do whatever it takes to live in alignment with what they have learned so they will be successful.
- People who are interested in health study health, learn a lot about health, but do little about their health. People who are committed to being healthy study health, learn a lot about health, and then do whatever it takes to be healthy.
Truth is that many people want to minimize the importance of being committed by blaming their lack of health on unfortunate circumstances or personal failings. Not true. If you are only interested in health, you will fail; but if you are committed to health, you will succeed.
Again, speaking in truth, I speak from what I know. My circumstances have never been ideal, but my health is the result of my unconditional commitment to it. I made the choice. I aligned my behavior. I kept at it. I still keep at it. I strongly suggest you do the same!
In practical terms, since I have already done all the hard work, you can demonstrate your commitment to you health by becoming a student of this blog. It will enrich your life with an additional 20-30 years of healthy living, if you act on it now. Really!
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Yours in Real Health,
(adapted from my coach Dr. Jim Naccarato)