Have you ever heard, “Let go of saying ‘should. There are no shoulds. You should never say ‘I should?‘”
The words “you should” are teeming with unwanted advice and expectation.
In “The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho, said, “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
Last week I had a conversation with someone who told me he wanted to lose weight and feel more energy. He continued to describe how he suffered from acute and debilitating anxiety that often left him afraid to leave his home.
And this man is a successful entrepreneur. His company relies on him and his expertise.
When I told him my fee, he said, “Carol, I’d love to work with you, but I just paid a business coach $25K — I’ll call you in a few months.”
Though he suffers from debilitating anxiety, low energy and excess weight, he said with his dollars, his business matters more than his health.
Your Life is Your Most Valuable Possession
Though I said to him, “But you are your business,” I wanted to say,
Your life is your most valuable possession. What benchmark could you achieve in your business, what skill could you develop, what possession could you ever obtain that could be as valuable as your life?
Safeguard your health. Care for, treasure and protect your body. Your life is your most valuable possession.
If you put your health and wellbeing first, you will have far more opportunity to live and learn, grow and achieve.
Don’t take your health for granted. Your body started to tell you long ago you it needs your care and attention.
But at the risk of sounding like a snake-oil salesman, I tempered my response. At the risk of pressuring him, I held back.
Was I wrong? Should I have hard-sold him?
With all that I continue to learn about chronic disease and the generational impact it’s causing, with all that I see my clients gain and achieve because they feel so much better after working together, I say yes, I should have hard-sold him.
Saying, ‘You should,” doesn’t work. Saying “You should,” can actually antagonize, rather than draw in understanding and agreement.
And so I wait to hear from him.
But I’ll say to you, since there’s nothing at stake between you and I, but the whole quality of your health and your life,
Don’t take your life for granted. It is your most valuable possession.
Beyond diets, beyond weight loss, beyond on any achievement and possession, sanctify your life.
Sanctify your life and you will soon see and feel results in every area of life.
Sanctify your life and watch every good choice will flow.
Protect, purify and strengthen your body and watch life rise up within you. Reject what hampers and hinders it and watch health return, beauty emerge, intelligence lead and true power take over.
Do you sanctify your life as your most valuable possession?
Do your choices say “I consciously and consistently choose to protect, purify and strengthen my body?”
I’d love your to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
And if you want first steps to sanctify your life and take control of your health, begin here.