It’s a bitter cold day in the middle of winter. Your day started with frosty car windows, snow to clear and slippery roads. The skies are grey and deep down you long to relish in the warm rays of the sun. You wish you were on an exotic beach and envision your toes carefree in the sand while sipping on your favorite beverage. In another part of the world, your friend Corina, is experiencing a heatwave of 110 degrees. The sun is scorching her car seats and the high humidity has her sweating profusely. Thoughts of cooling off dominate her mind. She reminisces about the crisp air of winter. If only now, it was cold enough to be listening to the fire crackling while enjoying a hot cup of cocoa. She daydreams about being tucked inside while gazing out the window to watch snowflakes gently falling, and magically twirling into a majestic, white, winter wonderland.
Did you notice what these scenarios have in common? Everybody seems to want, what they don’t have! What if we started wanting what we have? We would grow to accept and appreciate everything in our life. The reality is that all of our experiences and every aspect of our life, whether we perceive it to be good or bad, serve a purpose. Yet many people live their life always wanting what they don’t have. Why? Because they only want the good part of the equation. They don’t accept that pain and discomfort is just a natural manifestation of being alive and fulfilling our destiny. We are all tested in various capacities and it takes hard work and discipline to accomplish our goals. Not only that, frequently, we must overcome several obstacles before we can even begin to pursue what it is we want.
Let’s say you want to book a trip somewhere warm to escape the winter blues, but you can’t afford the airline ticket, nor can you afford to take much time off work. What do you do then? After carefully weighing your options, you plot out a scheme. You decide to drive somewhere warm and split the fuel cost with a friend to save money. You also opt to make a long weekend out of it instead of taking too many days off work. If there’s something you really want in life, it will become evident. You’ll do whatever is in your power to make it happen.
So if you’re struggling to keep those New Year resolutions, don’t settle. Make a choice to start wanting what you have, or else start aligning what it is you want! Do you want to lose weight, get healthy and sport a beautiful toned body? Then these goals need to be lined up with the right efforts. Are you lacking the direction, mindset and discipline to move forward? Those obstacles can be overcome and there’s no doubt that the Proactive Health Solution can help. Not only will it teach you how to reach your health and fitness goals, it is an inspirational roadmap to help keep you on-track no matter what obstacles you may be facing. Life can be overwhelming at times, but when it comes to your health, the PHS won’t allow you to get stuck in a dead-end zone of wishful thinking—it will empower you to align this gap between your desires and actions.
Psalm 139.23-24: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Timothy 1:7: “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
“You can’t always get want you want, but if you try sometime, you find you get what you need!”—Rolling Stones