I learned a valuable lesson about life and I can also apply this word narrow to many areas of living successfully, I'll let your mind and heart determine your own story. The story i'll share is the one that comes from when I made my first six figure income, It was the time not long ago when so much had my attention, sports, TV, the latest news, social networking sites, other unhealthy devices, etc. and making less than 35K/year, now I believe some of these things have there place. I just didn't understand that this broad living this selfish , fearful living was making me waste all my efforts on too many things that ultimately did not produce any more fruit in my life.
In comes a mentor into my life at the time and there were many things I learned from him. This one thing that I share today, was that I was to "narrow" my living, get super focused on a dream and a goal that would have to include more than just me. A dream or purpose that consumed me just like those other things did. I had to have discipline , put myself last, constantly and daily remind myself of the greatness inside of me, and take many steps of faith. This path proved to be very difficult for the first year, very difficult, I am still growing. I had to rewire my thinking with the books I read, the people I listened to, and the association I had.
I love this quote that Matthew the disciple of Jesus wrote of Jesus, "Go through the narrow gate..the gate to life is very narrow..this road is hard to follow, few will find it." Broad is easy, most people will live their lives that way. I believe because you are reading this you have been called to follow the narrow way, success in all areas of life and an example to many.
How To Stick with Good And Healthy Habits
Do you really want to stick to a good healthy habit? Well you gotta listen to this because this has been proven in my life so many years that when I feel like I get off track, I just revert right back to it and make it as plain as possible.
The most recent habit that I am really proud of, is the one that I chose to make my health a priority. And making my health a priority there were a lot of things that I needed to change, well I wasn’t so off from my habits but there were some questionable habits in there. What am I saying, my habits were terrible!
So, the first thing was to find a way to start diluting the negative talk in my head. I needed to change my input quick and in a hurry. What I did was I reached out to a nutrition and fitness coach by the name of Jeffrey at Revolution fitness (Facebook, Instagram). What Jeffrey began to do was start to ask me really good questions, questions that I never really took the time to think about or maybe not even really wanted to answer.
What these questions the words made me to start thinking more concretely about my health and seriously why wasn’t I making myself a priority. Did I really want to live a long healthy life, do I really want to suffer from chronic pains as I got older, do I really want to be around for my grandchildren? These are questions and the input that I needed to start me on my journey and really come to an honest and open dialogue with myself and my wife.
These thoughts and answers to the questions that I had in my head and heart let me take action immediately. I began to journal and write down my goals every day and speak them out loud, I spoke to myself constantly about how proud I was even for the little that I did, or the major things I would do. I thought and spoke of this as a long-term project. Meaning years in the making (I’m in year two) I began to just get up and move.
I started off with walking them a fitness plan was delivered to me from my fitness coach to follow and a meal regiment. I was determined to just do and at one day at a time making each day a resolution to conquer my fears and thoughts and make myself a priority.
To keep myself accountable I would reach out to my coach once a week give him updates through myfitness pal tracking (an app) my macros and eating. Also, I would let him know my weight every week and I posted socially on Snapchat my first year each day whether I felt like it or not ( so others would see it)
To give you a formula of what I used here it is below:
Having and adopting a good and healthy habit lifestyle will lead you to more peace, more joy, more clarity, and more power in the moment.
Thank you for allowing me to encourage you today on your path and journey and helping you to maximize any given moment in your life for success.
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Recently I had got an email from someone and initially the first line in the email said, it had my name and then it sounded more Condescending than anything really. I asked myslelf are you really reading the whole email correctly, Milton.
Immediately my mind went to a negative place. And I tried to calm down for a few minutes, because I initially I was aware of the fact that my blood pressure was rising and I was going to a place I really didn’t want to go mentally, so then I took my time and read the email fully once again.
Now I wonder how many of you have ever been in that place before where you have read something or you saw something and initially in your mental perspective went to that of a negative place or negative intent? I know I’m not the only one here. So let’s be honest with one another that it’s really really a challenge to stay positively engaged in how you approach situations. I come across my life in different moments, different opportunities, different people different conversations it’s amazing how I approach the thing that makes it what the thing is.
How about you? Now it’s really not your fault; as a kid you presume positively intently but everything came crashing down. As a child, You were happy you were excepting, loving and didn’t hold grudges. You didn’t have man hurtful things, you didn’t have people let you down so you’re just a happy person but what I want to challenge is that over the course of time as you became an adult, you became older your spirit has shifted to such a way that immediately because of experiences you have had, immediately you presume negative instead of positive.
If there’s anything I can do and share with you today is that it’s practice, it’s a work in progress to presume positive intent. How you approach things may very well be how things end up as a result. So, presume positively have caution when needed because that’s part of life to have caution but if you presume positive intent more than any approach this will be beneficial. The right mindset and the right eye will serve you with less stress and give you a better to best outcome.
So maximizers, if your approach is right then your outcome will be right. Thanks for your attention-Coach Milton
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