It’s Time to Make a Decision
By: Dr. Peggy Malone
“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein
Last week we dug in and clarified your ‘Why’. Why do you want to be healthier? Why do you want to make a change in your current health and wellness reality?
Once you have established your ‘Why’, the next step on your journey to healthier and happier is to make the decision to do what needs to be done to get you there.
Well that doesn’t seem so hard does it?
For many people, this is difficult. They won’t commit to making one decision to do whatever it takes to get them to their goal.
“The greatest accomplishment began as a decision once made and often a difficult one.” ― Michael Rawls
Most people think that in order to be healthier, they need to change:
- What they eat and drink.
- How they move their bodies (exercise.)
- How they manage stress.
- The amount of toxins that they are exposed to.
- Their bad habits.
And yes… these things are important but not nearly as important as changing one vital thing…
Your mindset is 90% of the reason for your success or failure.
“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Many people are presented with an opportunity to make a change in their health and instead of making a decision to act, they get overwhelmed and just continue doing what they have always done.
Make a decision to take action, to do something different than you have done before.
(Because what you’ve been doing up until now hasn’t got you to where you want to be!)
So change your mind. Make a decision right here right now that you will make the necessary changes to get healthy!
You are worth it!
Once you have made the decision to do whatever it takes… the next step is to make a plan. We will get to that in next week’s newsletter… stay tuned.
Dr. Peggy Malone is a Chiropractor and an Athlete who helps other athletes to overcome injury and get back to their sport. Her weekly Television Series 'Living Well" inspires people from all walks of life to take control of their health to be as happy and as healthy as they can be.
A former varsity Basketball and Rugby player, she has since entered the world of endurance athletics where she has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons, 3 Marathons, several Half Marathons and many other Triathlons, Road Races and Off-Road Adventure races of varying distances.
Her own athletic endeavors and injuries have given her valuable insight into working with athletes in her practice for both the care of injuries as well as for the improvement of athletic performance.