The things money can’t buy
I’m a self confessed consumer. I love gadgets, new technology and if left unchecked I live with a I’ve got to have it attitude. Thankfully I can identify this in my own life and so I work to consciously point myself in a new direction, because ultimately I’ve realised that the things I can buy don’t lead to long term happiness. In the short-term they can make me happy, but that satisfaction fades and I soon find something else i ‘need’.
Really I find my greatest happiness in family and friends. Things that last. And it’s not just in the good times, but it’s often in overcoming difficulty and supporting each other that something happens to draw us into a deeper relationship, something of real substance. It’s this ‘sharing the journey’ together, the ups and the downs, that creates happiness.
Getting fit is the new rich
I recently read that to be fit was the new rich! People have always strived to be financially successful, and we equate wealth with power. But there’s something undeniable about the power of a physically fit body, you know it, your boss knows it, we all know it.
With fitness, unlike business, there are no shortcuts, no lucky breaks or knowing the right people. The only way you can get a fit body is by lots of hard work, sweat and tears. It takes dedication, commitment and time. It’s not easily earned and you can’t cheat the process. This hard physical work has to be coupled with a healthy food plan, which takes planning, preparation and you’ll have to learn to master your own desires.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what clothes you work out in, how much you talk or even how many facts you know. Your body will tell the real story, it’ll show up your lies, your failures or it can shout about your success. It’s this silent communication that’s beginning to be recognised for it’s purity, it’s honesty and it’s understated power.