By Staff Reports
(DGIwire)– Looking for the secret to successfully maintaining ideal weight and optimal health to a ripe old age? Common success strategies influence all facets of life including weight management and health. The most common trait of successful people is that they maintain a long-term perspective. In making daily decisions, they always take the future into consideration. The longer the time period considered the greater the likelihood of success.
You can determine the importance of something today by measuring its potential future impact on your life. To be successful, you need to set your priorities with a long-term view. You need to align your actions today with the result you want in the future.
It is the diet and lifestyle decisions you make today that will have biggest impact on your future health. Health problems do not just appear overnight. They are the result of many choices made over a long period of time that preceded them.
Musician James Herbert (“Eubie”) Blake, who died at age 100 said, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
Instant gratification will sabotage your health. That ice cream, donut or cheese cake might be very tempting at the moment but it will not contribute to your future health. Think about the future. Do you want to be healthy or sickly in your later (or not so later) years? The small decisions you are making today will all add up to one condition or the other. It is entirely your choice.
“Start practicing delayed gratification in your diet as well as all other areas of your life. This takes discipline but will build pride, self-esteem and personal satisfaction along with a healthy, lean and good looking body. Bad habits are easy to learn but difficult to break. Good habits are more difficult to incorporate but easy to live with once in place. Begin with small diet and lifestyle changes and keep working on them until they become habits. Then add more. When you concentrate on the future impact of your daily choices, they will empower you and your whole life will become much more powerful and fulfilling,” says Tom Griesel, a long time health and longevity counselor and co-author of the health book, TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust.
A healthier future can be yours. One choice at a time, you can enhance your long term health and longevity.