Friday, May 1, 2015

The Secret to Being the Best at Everything

I was watching a video yesterday from a lovely, inspirational lady that I follow on Facebook and Twitter, Alina Schumacher.  Her video discusses the advantages and health benefits of drinking a miracle substance that we all have access to.  This substance gives your body energy, makes your skin glow, aids in digestion and ridding the body of toxins, among many, many more benefits.  Do you want to know the miracle substance?  I'm sure some of you have guessed it: water.  Water has so many benefits and yet we are chronically dehydrated.  Here's the amazing reason why we as a western society are chronically dehydrated...wait for it...we don't drink enough water.  That's it.  It's so simple!

It's all the buzz right now on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, etc... to put a number on something. "Thirteen steps to the most successful business in all history." "Seven easy steps to the cleanest shower ever and forever." "Two simple steps to being the best chef on the planet." You get my point. The tag lines have a set number of steps that promise instant success with an astronomically unrealistic result.  Sometimes the things work fairly well, but most of the time it's really not all it's cracked up to be.  We want shortcuts.  We want results that often take years for other successful people, and we want it to happen in months or weeks for us.  We oversimplify what we should really be using to develop patience and perseverance.  

The flip side of oversimplification is over-complicating an issue like the dehydration issue that I mentioned previously.  We want to add steps, make it scientific, take a survey and get actual percentages of water drinkers.  There is no need.  We need to just take responsibility, quit making excuses and get it done.  Drink more water.  Exercise more frequently.  Take time to spend with kiddos and spouses.  Just get real with ourselves.  Make good choices consistently.  Everyday.

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Here's the video if you'd like to check it out.  Information is always good, but don't overcomplicate it or over simplify it.  Accept the information and use it as it is.  

What are you over complicating in your life?  What are you over simplifying?  Comment below.

If you're having trouble making the simple choices in your life, perhaps you need to work on some self-discipline.  All of us can always improve on that one (myself included).  Click here to read my series on self-discipline.

As always, click on the images to head directly over to my website to get them for yourself.  Glad you stopped by.  Remember, sharing is caring, so if you liked this post or any of my other posts, share in your favorite social media outlet.

One last thing...happy 50th blog post to me!  Here's to staying consistent and valuable.:o)

Okay, just one more thing...a shout out to my friends over at for getting purple ropes!  Whoo hoo!  Check them out and see how you can customize your own rope.

I'm done now.:)

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