Start Today, Before It’s Too Late
“Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.”
-George C. Lorimer
The journey to a healthier you sounds like a fantastic idea. Like many fantastic ideas, it may very well be in your important, but not urgent category. It might be something on the cards for tomorrow. You may have put it off for awhile now, and you’re still living and breathing. Hence tomorrow, when your willpower and energy are replenished, seems like a perfectly reasonable time to begin with this journey to a healthier you.
This story that we tell ourselves is a dangerous one. We felt compelled to write about this, in light of recent events that happened to the CEO of one of the partners we were working closely with. This CEO’s story is one we’ve heard too many times before. Here it is, in his own words:
“After 5 incredible years, Friday was my last day at C2. Today a new chapter opens up in my life.
Quite a few of you have already asked me where I’m going to, and why.
Both can be answered with a similar answer - I’m taking some time to focus on myself.
For the past 15 years, I’ve been a workaholic. My weeks have rarely been under 60 hours (and too often over 80).
In the process, I’ve neglected my physical and mental health on so many occasions.
As an executive, you’re always expected to push forward, and never open up about your struggles. Weakness is associated to putting the company at risk. And that is so wrong.”
You can read the rest of the story here.
Let’s not fall in the trap that we are invincible, none of us are. Let’s start taking care of ourselves today. If you’re sure where you should start, think of it has a journey to building momentum. Start small. Change you lunch sandwich for a salad. Add a 20-minute walk after your diner. Spend 30 minutes that you spend on the phone to 30 minutes at yoga class, a few times per week.
Start small, but keep improving.