Today is a little bit of a longer read, but worth it. So go grab a coffee, relax, shut the office door, lock yourself in a bathroom if you have to, and read this right to the very end, and be sure to forward to your friends and family too!
I put together 40 things I only wish I had known before I turned the big 40! I hope that it serves you, or someone you love well today.
1. A better body will never make you truly happy or more successful in life, but know that if you focus solely on your body it is a sure way to failure. That being said, if you don’t honour that temple of yours, you will never reach your maximum potential in life or live long enough to fulfill your true life’s purpose. While abs are nice to have, your kids don’t need you to have abs, they need you to be alive, happy, healthy, and living your life on purpose.
2. You will never have external worth, riches or...
You are powerful, you are amazing, and you are so worthy and capable of success!
We all know those people who "talk the talk" but when it comes down to "walking the walk", and doing what they said they were going to do, they are nowhere to be found.
And oddly enough, those kinds of people do a beautiful job of telling YOU how you should be living your life.
You know who I’m talking about...
The employee who has been in an organization or a dead end job for way too long and is waiting to retire. She is the one who always complains about the hours, the pay, the government, the commute, and constantly gossips about her boss and coworkers behind their backs.
The relative or friend who is super nice to everyone’s face, then talks about everyone behind their back once they are out of the room. Often starting each conversation with “don’t tell anyone I told you this but...”
Have you ever gotten a picture back, looked at it, and said is THAT really me?
I get asked all the time:
How did you do it?
How do you stay motivated?
What made you want to change your life?
How can I do it too?
I also talk to women all the time.. who simply say, "I'm not ready yet".. or "I'll start in January".
I feel ya sister. I was her too.
What I can tell you is that there are no quick and easy fixes when it comes to changing your life. You're also never really going to be ready. But when you KNOW. You will KNOW. You're going to fail. You're going to hate it. You're going to want to quit. You're going to make excuses.
What I can also tell you is that sometimes in our lives we have to get to the point where enough is enough.
Where we are no longer looking to fix the outside and chasing skinny, but rather we want to fix what is BROKEN and unhealthy on the inside.
I wish I could give you simple answer, but the reality is, I just got this picture back, knew how I felt on this...
"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for" ~ Oprah Winfrey