By Guy Lawrence
It’s safe to say, if you stand up straight, look down and can’t see your feet, it maybe a case of not how it’s going to happen, but when. A good friend of mine had this problem once, and he said it wasn’t the only problem he had. A much more important body part was falling out of view too. On top of this, his overall health and wellbeing was very much under a lot of stress.
I recently read research saying obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia.Overweight and obesity trends now show that, in 2004–05, more than half (54%) of all adults, were either overweight or obese. That means every other person you see on the street is over weight. And these statistics continue to get bigger, literally.
So the question is why?
Sounds like one for Tony Robbins…..
But speaking for myself, the one thing I’ve realised is that, I’m on automatic pilot the majority of the time, especially when it comes to daily exercise and making sound food choices, as I really don’t think about it hardly at all. I just end up doing them. And all this is all very normal to me in my little world, and it’s easy to assume that’s how every one else thinks.
Over the years from working in the health and fitness industry, I’ve learned that a lot of people struggle with this concept…. and I mean struggle!
But put me in front of a computer and use the latest excel spreadsheet or word doc, well that’s a different story, as I may as well be blind folded and type with my knuckles. I’m usually harassing many to resolve my clear inability in this area. The typical response I get is, are you ever going to learn? This is easy!
The reality is we all have areas that we are strong and weak in, and I’m sitting here typing away, one key at a time. Even though it takes an eternity, I still finish with the same written piece as if I was streaming it out at 130 words a minute. What was once something I easily put off with so many reasons why I could start tomorrow, has now become something I love doing,
My belief is that we can all create change in our lives if we choose to do so, what ever they may be, we just need a big enough why. So don’t let that ‘why’ be because you fall into the above statistics. As Nike said, ‘just do it’.
Although change brings uncertainty, it also brings room to grow and expand, and a sense of adventure that standing still will never give you, so maybe it’s time to stick your feet out a little further so you can see them and get moving.
Dive in, what have you got to lose?