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Sep 22

If you had a choice, what would you choose?

To be fit, healthy, and full of life OR to be overweight, sick, and lethargic… what would you choose?question3

Crazy question, right?  Who wouldn’t choose to be healthy?  Maybe you!  Do you ever wonder… if you didn’t choose it, who did?  If it’s anyone but you, then you’re a victim.  If it’s you, then you have the power to choose something else.

I chose early on to be active and healthy.  It wasn’t a conscious choice.  It just so happened that I was good at sports so I enjoyed doing them.  I enjoyed being in the outdoors, playing in the woods, climbing trees, and swimming.  Since I was good at them I kept doing them.

Something I wasn’t so good at was making conversation and being around lots of people.  I wasn’t so good at making friends and keeping them.  When I wasn’t on a ball field or tennis court, I was pretty much of a loner.  It’s not that I didn’t want to have friends, I just wasn’t very good at making them.

When it came to having friends, I was a victim.  I was completely at the affect of what the other person did.  I just sat back and waited.  And waited.  I was lonely and unhappy, and I kept on waiting.

What are we waiting for?

Isn’t that what some of you are doing around your health?  You’re waiting for the next miracle diet or miracle drug?  Or the next motivational guru to get you up off your rear end and up on your feet?waiting

You could wait or you could choose right now to be active and healthy.  You don’t have to have a reason to be healthy or you could have a great reason to be healthy.   That doesn’t make the difference.  What counts is choosing.

Just so you know, I’m not making any of this up.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have been through the Landmark Forum.  The Landmark Forum is a three and a half day seminar/workshop where you get to look at your life in a whole new way.  There’s no way to describe it accurately, so if you want to know more, you can go to the Landmark Worldwide website here.

In the Landmark Forum I discovered that I was the only one putting limits on friendships.  I thought that people wouldn’t like me, or they might say that they liked me and then, no matter what, they would end up leaving me.  So what’s the point of making friends.  I’m better off alone.  I chose to be alone.

I chose to be alone because I chose to be alone.  That’s powerful.  I’m no longer a victim.  I’m the only one to make that choice.  And if I can choose to be alone, then I can choose to have friends.  And now I do.

What can you choose?

First, you can choose what is.  Are you overweight?  Choose to be overweight.  Are you lethargic?  Choose to be lethargic.  Are you apathetic?  Choose to be apathetic.

Now that you’re finished being a victim, you can create something new.  What’s it going to be?  Healthy?  Fit?  Athletic?  Muscular?  Sexy?  It’s your choice!

How is that going to make a difference?  First of all, try it.  Create something new. create2 What did you create?  I created being outgoing and having lots of friends.  Now, think about how you would be acting if you were that person.  If I were outgoing and having lots of friends, then I could meet new people and strike up a friendship.  If I wasn’t worried about them leaving me, I could make lots of new friends.

If you created being healthy and athletic, then you would choose healthy food to eat and find something athletic to do.  That’s who you are, right?

I know it sounds way too simple, and the good news is that it is.  Try it out for yourself.  Please leave me a comment below and tell me what you’re creating.  What actions would you take if that was who you were?  What actions will you take?

Thanks for being here!

I love you,

Alice