Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The First Step: Constant Awareness

One of the Self Improvement authors I follow is Navy SEAL, Mark Divine.  From his program SEALFIT and his book The Way of the SEAL, I learned the following few lines.

I know WHY I am doing, WHAT I am doing.

I will NOT ALLOW the winds of PAIN or PLEASURE blow me off course.

I will NOT LET the desires of OTHERS DISTRACT me.

These I have printed out multiple copies and placed around my house so that they are in my face.  To go a step further I gave the 49-year-old me a bracelet with the phrase "I know why I am doing what I am doing" engraved upon it.

I must keep it in my face ALL DAY; EVERY DAY.

Monday, October 30, 2017

49 Years Old Today

Today I am starting on the future me's, 50-year-old, birthday gift.  For the next 366 days, there will be a focus on improving my quality of life.  I am tired, I am sick, and I am fed up with the where I am with my physical condition.  I have listened to motivational speakers,  I have read books, and watched videos about how to improve.  Now is the time for ACTION.

Just as I made and kept a promise to my son 6 years ago.  A promise that was 3 years in the making and completed.  I am now making a promise to myself.  Just as there was a major change, MAJOR ACTION, that led to my completion of the first promise there will be MAJOR ACTION that leads to MAJOR CHANGE for me to keep this promise of a 49-year-old man to the 50-year-old future me.