A fulfilling life starts with one decision

By Justin Roselt

Photo by George Pagan III on Unsplash

2020 was certainly a testing year for all of us. From our government leaders bickering over border control and advising us on how to manage our health, while constantly telling us they are not health professionals, to the main stream media forcing a fear narrative in our face every time you turn on the television — if the past 12 months has taught us anything, it is we need to get back on track the one thing we have control over that will make us resilient and strong — our health, our wellbeing and our immune system.

With all this rhetoric happening around us, it’s easy to forget there is still a lot within our own control and, now more than ever, we need to be the gatekeepers of our own knowledge.

There is a quote I live by and absolutely believe in by Tony Robbins,

I believe this to be true in all aspects of our life. We need to focus on the things we want and not what we don’t want. Want good health? Then focus on building a strong immune system, being active and eating well, not on lining up for a vaccine that comes with risks and has no guarantees.

Sometimes you know what you should be doing but just don’t seem to make any progress or momentum in that direction. Perhaps you’re just not making it a priority. Or maybe, the first step towards that goal is too big. If that’s the case, break it down. Do one small thing today that is a step in that direction. Make a list of the things that given the time, you would like to change or improve upon in your life.

Then, once you have your list, right alongside each item one small, achievable goal, you feel you could achieve in the next 24 hours to get the momentum and focus going. That’s it. Then, once you have achieved that task, move on to the next one. But first you need to want to make a change.

This is the first step. Make a decision to act and give energy to what’s important to you and the things that matter. That’s my pledge to myself this year and look forward to sharing my progress and stories along the way.

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