I hope you’ve never realized you’ve become the worst version of yourself. I have. It’s not a good place to be.
One afternoon I looked in the mirror and decided I was sick of it.
The one that was weak and afraid of facing his life, despite its myriad blessings.
I made the decision that it was all worth it.
And that was that.
That was over 18 months ago now and my life is very different.
My wife and I had another son. He was a big, beastly 11-pound baby and my wife is a saint for delivering our little meatball.
I’ve lost over 50 pounds, by getting back into running and golfing. While I still like fast food too much, I’ve improved my diet considerably overall.
I sleep better than I have in two decades.
My relationships with my family, my friends, my colleagues and myself are better than they have ever been and that is not hyperbole.
I just got promoted at work to the job I’ve been seeking for years…It’s amazing how quickly things have progressed once I stopped getting in my own way.
I turned the things I “should do” into the things I “must do”.
To become stronger, more resilient and more confident than I’ve ever been.
I wouldn’t recommend going to the Wilderness in order to see the Light, but that’s what it took for me.
I’m forever thankful to that version of myself for showing me what I almost lost.
Every morning we wake up is another chance to change for good. Forever.