Think healthy—be healthy.
By David Kekich
Do you find yourself waiting for the “perfect moment” to start? Maybe the time to start will be “tomorrow.” Then ask yourself this question. Was there ever a time when you let an opportunity slip by when you could have taken action—but didn’t? I know I have. And it hurts. Now remember a time when you went for it and succeeded. Exhilarating, wasn’t it? So why don’t we unleash empowering action more often? Why do we procrastinate and pretend there is plenty of time? Fittingly, in this case, procrastination will cost you time. It will cost you the extra years of youth that Smart, Strong and Sexy at 100? promises you. Your life. Your time. Your choice.
How many times have you started on a new diet or exercise program only to end up back to where you started, or worse? Was motivation the missing element? The hardest part of any new program is the insidious mental resistance that sabotages us. Well, I’ve got good news for you. Once you start Longevity Express’ seven-step program, you will want to continue, naturally and unforced. You’ll love the process as well as the results. It will be enjoyable instead of work. It will become as much a part of you as getting dressed in the morning, regardless of your age or fitness level.
Ride the Express to a destination where staying healthy, strong and fit stops becoming “what you do” and turns into being “who you are.” See yourself congratulating yourself when you reach this exhilarating point of freedom. See yourself as healthy, fit and happy. Be patient.
Mastery takes time. You’ll use regular motivation during the journey, but you won’t depend on it forever. The longer you ride the Express, the easier and more enjoyable the ride becomes. Soon, you will love the process and break free from the pro-aging habits that used to ruin your life and pointed you to an early grave.
Vibrant, youthful life is simply a superior alternative. You’ll get to the point where not doing what you should be doing to maintain your vitality and longevity will be much more painful to you than just doing it will be. You won’t need to depend on willpower and discipline except to create your original rituals. Then you’ll be on auto-pilot.
Think about it. Once you learn to read, would you ever revert to illiteracy? Learning to read is transformative. You’ll never go back. It’s the same with learning to control your wellness and longevity. Once you learn how and experience the wondrous benefits, turning back will simply be unthinkable. You don’t need more discipline. You need more rituals.
We don’t like it when our actions conflict with our thoughts. That makes us very uncomfortable and makes us prone to change our actions. Think healthy—be healthy.
However, if you know you should book a seat on the Express but it doesn’t connect enough with you to start seriously, simply don’t do it. Just make sure you completely understand what you are passing up. The Express could easily transport you from an ugly premature death to an era where suffering and aging are left far behind—to an era where you could enjoy open-ended youth, strength and vitality.
Here are a few mental tricks to help get you there: Remind yourself of your successes. Visualize your future. Think about what means most to you.
- Make your plans realistic.
- Think about things that energize you.
- Give yourself compliments.
- Expect the best.
- Realize change is possible.
- Imagine yourself aging more slowly—or even growing younger.
- Feel in control, trust yourself.
- Live consciously.
- Accept what comes your way and deal with it.
- Forgive yourself and others.
Other ways you can challenge yourself in the new year: Try going on a vacation without your phone, or embrace the power of gratitude.
David Kekich (Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs) is President/CEO of Maximum Life Foundation that focuses on aging research, a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to curing aging-related diseases. For more information, visit: www.MaxLife.org. David contributes to our column Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs. MaxLife is helping to make the anti-aging dream a reality with cutting edge Bio-Engineering research and products.