So What Is Your Health (and Life) Really Worth?
As a Holistic Health Coach, I constantly meet people who want to lose weight, have more energy, and overcome a variety of health challenges. These are highly intelligent, motivated people, many of whom are successful in their respective careers. Over the years, they have invested an enormous amount of time and money in their education, their careers, their homes, and their automobiles, and are rightly proud of what they’ve achieved. They knew that those achievements would not come free, cheap, or easy, and they CHOSE to INVEST both the time and money that those achievements required.
And my question to them always is:
Why would the achievement of YOUR HEALTH be any different? Why wouldn’t YOU deserve AT LEAST the same amount of time and money that you would put into your car (a new set of tires, new brake pads, etc), or your home (storm windows, a kitchen remodel, etc)?
As a society, we expect a lot from our bodies and ourselves, but we always seem to be surprised to learn that we require anything special to perform at 110 percent, all day, every day, 100 percent of the time. Focused on achieving that career, promotion, house, or car, we completely ignore our most basic physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, expecting our bodies to thrive on whatever we happen to throw in it. We move so fast, all the time, that the thought of HOW WE TREAT OURSELVES doesn’t even enter our minds, until something starts to go wrong. We get heartburn, headaches, gain a few more pounds every year . . . clear signs that the “machine” that we have become needs a tune-up, at the very least. At that point, we, as a modern society of educated, successful people promptly and soundly ignore and seek to suppress all signs of malfunction. We take Advil and Tums like they are in short supply, fill our freezers with diet frozen dinners and our refrigerators with every zero-calorie fat-free item we see, and expect that all is fixed. We put NO TIME or EFFORT into discovering what our bodies are trying to tell us, USE THE CHEAPEST and MOST READILY AVAILABLE METHODS designed to suppress our symptoms of malfunction, and then, quite surprisingly, expect HEALTH!
If you never changed the oil in your car, never changed your tires, year in, year out, it would break down. There is no question about it. You MUST put in both TIME and MONEY if you expect your car to run.
As a Holistic Health Coach, my question to you is:
“WHY WOULD YOUR BODY BE ANY DIFFERENT?”
If you EXPECT HEALTH, then EXPECT to INVEST TIME and MONEY in learning about what YOU need to be and stay HEALTHY!
And what have you really ACHIEVED (cars, house, education, career), if you fail to invest in your HEALTH?
As Jim Rohn said, “Take Care Of Your Body, Its The Only Place You Have To Live”.