Start With the End in Mind

Most of us live busy lives. We have work, families, relationships and often our health comes last. In the “busy-ness” of life we often focus on our immediate needs, those things we perceive as urgent.

We forget our end game.

But what happens when we forget about our end game? When we begin making unconscious decisions that ultimately place us in high-risk positions? We forget our health; we skip workouts, we miss regular check-ups, we drink more than we should. These daily decisions have a cumulative cost that impacts not only our lives but the lives of those who love us.

To break routines that can become unhealthy habits know your end game and keep it in the forefront of your mind.

Ask yourself these simple questions:

1. What would you like your health to look like in 5, 10 or even 15 years?

2. What do you want to be doing in this time and with whom?

3. What is the impact of making this a reality, for you? For your family?

Once you’ve thought about your end game, bring that thought back to today, to right now, and think about some of the actions you need to begin taking to ensure you arrive just where you want.

Remember: Self Discipline involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment.