I forgot one very important element: my physical health. My body, it would seem, I just left out of the equation.
My body did send me a loud “wake up call.” When the doctor told my wife I was headed for disability and eventual death, due to a diagnosis he had made, I woke up.
Well, to be honest, it still took me several months. During those months, I was just struggling to move forward, one plodding foot at a time. But about 4 months in, I was starting to get better — and realize I was NOT where I needed to be, physically.
As I discovered, it was my body that needed to cart around my thriving mind. And, in fact, it was much easier for my mind to be thriving when my body was thriving.
Let me be clear: this is not about being in optimal, ready-for-magazine cover, shape. It is about taking care of your body, so that you can truly thrive. We all have a different level of what is possible. For most of us, though, there is room for improvement.
Learn about the 4 areas I recommend, and the very simple recommendations I make in this week’s podcast.