Two years ago almost to the date, I found myself in quite a pickle.
I was unhealthy in just about every way imaginable. My diet was trash. I drank too much. I’d quit exercising. I stayed up late playing video games and going down YouTube rabbit holes.
On top of all that my attitude was garbage and my denial of all of this was truly staggering.
If you’re keeping score at home, this is not ideal.
I didn’t like it either. I had to get better.
Reclaiming control of my health took some time and effort, but it was among the most empowering experiences of my life. If you feel that your health has strayed outside of your comfort zone, I urgently implore you to find the right combination to get back to where you want to be.
One of humankind’s greatest strengths is the unquestionable ability to elevate ourselves through intentional effort.
If we don’t like it, we can literally get better and grow beyond our current problems and circumstances. Only to likely find a whole new set of challenges and obstacles, but that’s another essay entirely.
The greater lesson remains. As our overall mental and physical health improves, the confidence to handle other problems grows. Every small win builds that confidence.
Feeling behind in your career? You can go to work on Monday, flip the script, and start making things happen.
Or find the next big opportunity. Or take the leap into entrepreneurship.
The obstacles and challenges that prevent us from reaching our goals are not easily beaten, but they are far from invincible. We can grow to meet them.
If we are lucky enough to live 80 years, we’ll have about 4,000 weekends.
This is one of them.
What are you going to do with it?