To react or to not react…that is the question

Ever since the dawn of time every living creature has had to adapt to the ever changing world around them. Every living creature had to decide sometimes in a split second what action they should take. Sometimes the unfortunate one guessed wrong and paid dearly with their life. Fast forward to today with modern man. The choices and impulse decisions we make make are no different than they were thousands of years ago. They are basically the same just in different surroundings and environments. The rewards and losses are and can be the same.

Live to your full potential

Everybody strives or wants to strive to be their best. The people who don’t are usually the ones who hurt others, steal, and end up in jail for serious crimes. There are also ones who settle for less in their life and end up in poor relationships that stagnate and die. They end up hurting each other again and again with no positive end in site. You can’t let present or past abuse rule your life. I have held the same landscaping guy for the past ten years and let me tell you if you heard his story of growing up with an abusive father and a neglectful mother it would make you cry. He has turned all that negative into a positive with the right decisions he’s made in life. He now owns a successful lawn care business.

Healthy choices and the aftermath

So where do we go from here? What does your instinct tell you? Are you happy or are you sad? If you are overweight and see a big slice of chocolate pie in front of you do you reach for it and devour it or is the control of your impulses developed enough to resist that strong urge. You see it takes constant practice and the development of one’s will power to make healthy choices. Sure it feels good to devour the pie but, what about afterward? It makes you feel guilty and sick doesn’t it? It’s the same with sexual addictions, alcohol or gambling. When you resist the quick impulse you end up in the long run in a better, healthy state of mind. So the lesson for this week is resist training. Resist the urge. Thank you for stopping by and come back later to look at some other exercises we can do to become a better you.