Happy Tuesday! : ) It’s another beautiful day of opportunity and choice, and we’re lucky to have it. I’m feeling better this morning as I knew I would. The past couple days I’ve been “less than 100%”, which is never fun. Some people may have considered me to be sick but they’d be wrong. I don’t get sick. I never get sick. Why would I want to do that? Once a year or less though I do get “less than 100%”. And here’s the thing with that. It’s a heck of a lot easier to recover from “less than 100%” than from being sick. I always get back to full strength in no more than a day or two and I never have to go to the doctor because of it. I’ll acknowledge that part of this is simply good genes, but I’ll also acknowledge that a much greater part is good choices. Staying active, eating right and getting enough sleep helps keep me feeling my best. And when I’m not at my best, getting extra sleep, drinking a ton of water and keeping a positive mindset helps me come back fast. Do you see how many of those things are choices? Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. And you can choose whether or not you “get sick” and how often.
I remember talking with someone a few years ago about something similar to this. He cynically said “sounds like you’re just switching the words”. And that may be true. In this instance from “sick” to “less than 100%”. But with that, I’m also switching my mindset and my belief about a certain thing. Every word and every sentence carries with it a connection. We sub-consciously associate certain emotions and beliefs to the words we think and say. I choose to use words that will empower me and help me move forward, rather than limit me and hold me back. And I don’t care much whether or not those words can be proven to be completely accurate or not. I care about my experience of life.