By Dave Magrogan -
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they have gotten lost.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Health, Happiness and Success can be vague ideas to most people. This article will help you put clear targets on what Health, Happiness and Success mean to you.
HEALTH- with the warm weather of Spring arriving, now is the time to jump on the natural momentum of the season and start moving! The key to health is very simple in theory but often difficult to practice. The simple path to health is: spend at least 30 minutes exercising daily, eat less calories than you burn, and eliminate toxic processed foods, drinks, thoughts and people. From my days as a Chiropractor, I gained tremendous experience in watching the body heal itself and witnessing the Mind-body connection. Health comes from within when the body is in a state of ease or normal function. Lack of health or disease is really just an imbalance within your natural body systems. Restore the balance and restore your health.
Here are some simple steps to help you on your way: wake up every morning and do 30 minutes of exercise (even just walking), eliminate highly processed foods, increase water consumption, eliminate soda/sugar drinks, decrease meat consumption, increase fish/vegetable consumption, decrease alcohol and dairy consumption. Increase raw foods and eliminate fried foods and fast foods. Think positive thoughts, spend quiet time everyday in thought and focus on positive future thoughts. Even if you just practice half of the items on this list, you will be amazed to see your health improve and your quality of life improve.
Set your specific health goal today: determine your ideal weight, what foods you will eliminate and what activities you will begin today. Start to achieve a specific health goal in the next 30 days.
HAPPINESS- this is the most elusive and hardest to explain of the three. It means dramatically different things for different people. For me, happiness comes from watching my children do the things they love, spending time writing, speaking, and being with people I care about most.
Achieving goals makes all people happy; we are naturally programmed to achieve goals. It provides a sense of accomplishment and it is rewarding. For me, hitting a sales goal at a restaurant, launching a new concept, or breaking an old company record inspires and energizes me!
Set specific happiness goals for yourself. Doing more of what you love will make you happier! Make a list of the things that make you happy and do more of them! Design your work life and family life to allow you to do more things that make you happy. Find ways to delegate the things you don’t do enjoy and do more of what makes you happy! If you enjoy making sales calls and hate doing reports. Spend more time making sales and hire someone to do your paperwork. If you love doing yard work keep doing it! If you hate it then hire someone! Take the time today to write down the 10 things that make you happiest and start doing more of them. You will earn more, be happier and be more positive!
SUCCESS- Mark Twain probably best explains success. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Success can mean different things to different people. In the long run you will ask yourself if you lived up to your full potential. Living your life at your fullest potential is success.
What does success mean to you? Have you thought about your life and how you want to succeed? When you are 90 years old and you look back, how would you want your life to be remembered? What things would you like to look back at and celebrate? Put it on paper! Take some time right now to write out what success means to you. Break success down into the key areas of your life: Family, Career, Health, Financial, and Giving Back. What 5 things do you want to achieve in each of these areas in your life? Put them on paper and start moving towards them!
Dave Magrogan is the CEO of Kildare’s Irish Pubs, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, Two Men and a Truck Moving Company, and Rhino Living Consulting and Training Group. By clearing the mental clutter, using his subconscious mind, applying the “Laws of the Jungle” and setting big, audacious “Rhino” goals, he has built a 20 million dollar empire in just a few short years! Visit the Rhino Living web page at http://www.rhinoliving.com to find out how Rhino Living can help you!