Healthy, Wealthy and Wise
Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise
An attitude of success includes focusing on your health. To be a leader in any realm, you must be in good health. While information is abundant as to how to stay healthy, this particular writing will focus on the importance of taking the time to maintain good health, change your mindset and begin to focus on becoming healthy or take appropriate steps to improve your current state of health, as your circumstances allow.
Not everyone is blessed with a clean bill of health. As a matter of fact, every one of us has our own burden to carry and endure. Unfortunately, some more than others. We are all in this together. And it is important to help each other in any way we can. As a wise and beautiful friend of mine always says regarding other people, “Find a need, then meet it.” These are the words of a true and honorable servant.
So, why is it important in the realm of a leader to place high importance on health? Health affects your mental capacities and ability to make good and wise decisions. When your body is worn down or not properly cared for, your mind, thoughts, and spirit cannot function in an open, creative, and productive manner. If you are a person in charge, whether a boss, CEO, owner, parent, or in any other position of leadership, your employees, subordinates, or even family depend on you to be performing at your best nearly all the time, taking care of yourself physically as well as mentally and spiritually, and are prepared to make wise and sound decisions with the likelihood of favorable outcomes.
Reasons to Place High Importance on Good Health:
- You are responsible for other people. People depend on you when in a leadership position, whether over a business or your own household. You are responsible to a certain degree for the well-being and circumstances of other people and responsible for making sound decisions and choices that directly affect these people. Many lives depend on you to be at your best and function at a high level.
- Your business or place of work counts on your productivity. Your productivity level is tied to your health and mental acuity. Carrying out all of the duties in a place of leadership is a large responsibility. It takes lots of hard work and energy to be prolific and excel, and your body and soul are most fructuous when caring for your health is a priority. You are responsible for maintaining a healthy mind, body, and soul.
- Your body systems are complex and need attention. Your body is amazing, and the fact that it functions as well as it does most of the time is astounding. But it will not last forever. It is imperative to treat it properly, just as you would treat a car or piece of machinery. The more care, maintenance, attention, and time you put into ensuring all systems run properly, the more longevity and ingenuity it will respond with.
- Your quality of life is valuable. You are responsible for embracing your own quality of life. As mentioned, you will have trials, setbacks, and sometimes unfortunate health-related or disease-related obstacles. And it is miserable to experience days when you do not feel well. It is hard to function in general, let alone function in a resourceful manner, when your health is suffering. You work hard to enjoy the fruits of your labor, yet poor health will decrease the likelihood of a favorable quality-based outcome. Making wise and proactive volitions regarding your health will ensure the best quality of life for your particular circumstances.
- The health of relationships is valuable. Not feeling well can alter your personality and often bring about responses within relationships that may not be favorable, whether negative or simply neglectful. Your patience, emotions, and ability to cope with information or circumstances can be compromised, allowing for possible unpredictable or hard-to-control responses.
Being or staying healthy is not always easy, especially if you are just getting started. But it is something that must be addressed and routinely tended to. If you have one or many disease states, it is important to find the best care you can and follow up with recommended methods of nutrients and action to control or even eliminate causes or symptoms. Always seek medical advice where you are lacking in the proper information. There are so many sources to choose from. Do your research and make the best decision you can.
Eating properly is a wise decision to keep your body as healthy as possible. Follow appropriate guidelines and eat a healthy diet. Your body needs various foods and nutrients to perform at its best. The right nutrients, minerals, vitamins, etc., will help strengthen and fortify your body. There are many approaches to finding the best eating plan for your body type and considering issues your body may have. Consider them all, make wise choices, and seek medical counsel where appropriate. An example of a healthy preventative daily regimen of supplements to build your immune system considering current world events includes quercetin 500 mg, zinc 50-100 mg, vitamin C 3000 mg, vitamin D3 5,000 IU, magnesium 500 mg, then melatonin 10mg at bedtime. Other supplements that may be considered are selenium 200 mg, niacin 100 mg (watch for flushing), CoQ10 300 mg, calcium 500 mg, and vitamin B17 100mg daily, to name a few.
Avoid unfavorable vices, such as smoking, illicit drugs, or any other drug that is not needed to help a disease state in your body. Your body sees them as foreign objects and may harm different body processes that may not be evident immediately, including your mind. Avoid alcohol or at least keep it to a minimum. Drink lots of water and be selective with what you put into your body.
Get moving! Exercise is also very important to keep your body limber and blood flowing properly to and from the heart. It does become difficult to exercise when your body changes and becomes more complicated. Sometimes certain disease states prevent us from exercising in ways we find easy or the most enjoyable. Adjust and find out what your body is capable of doing. There are different machines that can be placed under a desk or chair that could lightly get your feet moving, such as a mini stair-stepper or elliptical. Or attach Velcro weights to your ankles or lift light weights, use stretch bands for resistance, or even use your body’s own resistance to move and stretch. If you are healthy, there is no excuse not to instigate a healthy exercise regimen. Do research and ask trained professionals in physical therapy or a workout trainer how to best work with your circumstances. But whatever it takes, get moving and get your blood circulating for proper oxygenation to all systems in your body, especially your brain, and heart. You need to stay as limber as possible to be at your peak performance.
Do not give in to excuses. Successful people drop the blame game and refuse to hide behind excuses. Take control of your life and circumstances and take responsibility for your actions and the outcomes. If something happened to you outside your control, accept exactly where you are right now, be accountable for however you got there, and take responsibility for how you respond. Be amenable to maintaining if you are exactly where you want to be or devise a plan to move forward, make adjustments or improvements if not, and get on track to get to where you want to be. There are no excuses when it comes to leadership. There are issues and circumstances, but take them at face value and find solutions. It is brave and honorable to admit when you are wrong, then take action to make it right. And as there is no room for excuses at this level, you must be in a cognizant frame of mind and be healthy and alert, ready to find solutions, problem-solve, and create your own pathway to success.
The road to success is bumpy and difficult, filled with potholes and detours. You need every advantage you can possibly have on this strategic and exciting adventure. It is wise to focus on your health first so you can be clearly mindful of the responsibilities surrounding you. This, along with determination, drive, and lots of action, will lead to a wealthy and productive outcome. Some may even say health IS wealth. So be wise, be healthy, and therefore, be wealthy. Healthy body, healthy mind, wealthy soul.
“He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit.”
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
“Nurturing yourself is not selfish – it’s essential to your survival and your well-being.”
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