Today I am reminded of a very important lesson:
A few days ago I underwent an extensive hip surgery to repair an injury that I could probably attribute to my days as a human wrecking ball, playing football as a fullback and linebacker. It is often said that we spend our health gaining wealth only to later spend that very wealth to regain our health. Unfortunately, we find that it is much more difficult to regain our health than it is to sustain it.
Every circumstance has its lessons and this particular circumstance has motivated me to live a healthier life. Being a slave to my crutches and the pain of recovery has given me a clear reminder that wealth means nothing if you cannot enjoy it!
Keep in mind during your daily routine that we work to live, not live to work! It doesn’t matter how much you have in the bank if you are fighting to feel healthy.
No matter how well we treat our bodies we will become ill. It’s a fact of life; no one lives forever. Once we come to grips with this fact we can start to live our lives now, instead of waiting for the magical day they call retirement.
I just underwent hip surgery because I chose to play football, causing the injuries that are now surfacing. If I could go back would I choose differently? No way! Football has taught me more about hard work, winning, losing and persevering than anything else in my life. However, if I had understood how my current decisions would affect my future I would have better prepared by eating healthier, exercising regularly and doing more to counteract the impact football was having on my body.
I could have continued living my life with an injured hip, but I knew that by having this surgery now I could increase my activity for years to come and possibly correct the problem for the rest of my life. You can make the necessary decisions to begin a healthy lifestyle now. Sometimes that means beginning a healthier daily routine or even taking measures to correct an already existing issue.
Think of your health as a measure of your wealth. Consider the future impact of the choices you are making now and make the necessary changes to promote your current and long-term health! This is one of the most crucial aspects to living abundantly and being rich.
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