Jeff Olson says we are digging our graves with our teeth every day.
You know, there a lot of truth to that statement. Every single day, you are making choices that compounded over time can lead to disastrous consequences. The results of these choices are nearly invisible because they are the most mundane, insignificant choices you make every single day. By the time they arrive, you are IN IT.
The best association with taking of yourself physically, is the other end of the spectrum; taking care of yourself mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
Healthy food is to the body as positive thoughts are too the mind
What are you watching, reading, and surrounding yourself with every day? Positive people? Mentors? Books? Television? Computer (Yep. Look at me tumbling on Tumblr). Watch what you say, do, listen to, and focus on every day just as you monitor what you eat. Celebration and fun to reward yourself is very healthy once in awhile. A cookie here, ice cream there, and other foods.
I read the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson and if has really guided me in thinking about every day choices and how each day you are either hindering or helping your personal growth areas by what you do.
Learn meta leadership. Just as meta cognition is thinking about thinking, meta leadership is leadership about self-leadership. Lead yourself well. Personally growing every day toward your goals and purposes is the best investment you can every make for yourself.
The price of freedom is not free. The price you pay is the never-ending challenge of self-leadership.
We make ourselves or break ourselves with our own thinking. What will you do today that will feed your mind in a healthy way?