Day 9 of 30

It’s easy to be lazy, eat whatever’s convenient, and waste my life away watching tv. But each action leads to a habit, which forges a lifestyle.

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Some of the most important work we do is preparing for the future. I’m not talking about storing up all your money in a bank in case the world falls apart. I’m talking about exercising some foresight and making choices today that will make your life worth living 10, 20, and 30 years from now.

When I was 25 years old, I smoked a pack a day. I drank 6-10 Dr. Peppers and ate three square fast food meals per day. I made choices that, had I stuck with them, would have led to multiple diseases and premature organ failures later on.

The truth is, no matter how you take care of yourself, everyone dies. The question is whether you’ll be too unhealthy and overweight to fulfill your calling in your 40s, 50s, and 60s. And whether you’ll be an invalid for the 5-10 years before your last day.

ASIDE: I rarely talk food and healthy lifestyle with people who aren’t actively pursuing it anymore. It’s not worth the ideological struggle. Either a person is ready to care, or they’re not. In all walks of life, you’re either actively pursuing or you’re not. I’m not judging; my wife was the agent of change in my life. We all need someone to encourage us toward the truly good life.

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