Dear friends and family,
It takes a lot of things to navigate the pitfalls of life.
Brains, guts, focus, good people skills, a bit of luck, vast amounts of belief, energy and drive…
… and the kind of motivation that kicks you in the butt every morning.
All that, and more.
But the PRIMARY thing you need to be a winner (which I define as successful and happy) is this:
You’ve gotta be healthy.
All the popularity, friendships and possessions in the world won’t do a thing for you, if you’re gasping for breath or rotting from the inside.
The foundation of everything you go after, when you get down to it, is simply…
… being a good animal.
That means taking time every single day to maintain, nurture and groom your entire body and soul. Like every animal in the wild does.
Eat healthy fuel-laden food most of the time. (And use things like pizza and burgers as occasional treats, not basic sustenance).
Meditate like your entire future depends on it. Every day, for at least twenty minutes, zone out and let your brain float in its own way. It’s a natural way to recharge the battery and flush out toxic thoughts. (I definitely need more work in this department).
There are many ways to meditate so work out which one works best for you. (See below for some suggested options to get started).
Feed your soul, too. However you want to approach your spiritual side is just fine… but it must be done.
You’re not just a mass of chemical and mechanical chain reactions. There’s an essential life force within you (within all of us) that shrivels when ignored.
Your soul or spirit is the core of your being. Make friends with it and prosper.
And of course… regular cardio and resistance training. Exercise with vigour and purpose. Your dog (if you have one) knows all of these tricks — he/she stretches with pleasure, runs and cavorts with carefree abandon, eats, pees and sleeps with unabashed bliss.
Be more like your dog, and rewards await. (Okay, leave out the more gross stuff they do, but try to maintain the suppleness and grace of their existence).
Yes, we will all die at some point (but longevity science is already coming up with healthy ways to extend life significantly).
But in the meantime, rejoice in some natural scenery, its all around you, and live life fully. Like a healthy, gleeful animal does…
Thank you for your inspiration, David Kekich
Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a fantastic, successful year in 2020.
You can do it, really! You just have to believe and take action😊
(Meditation, some options to try. All quite different approaches. Just Google them. Deepak Chopra, Neil Donald Walsh, Craig Hamilton or Tom Cronin (Australian Meditation Teacher now making a word-wide impact with his Stillness Project Movie).