Beautiful or Just Not Ugly?

Years ago I heard a speaker use provocative questions to engage the audience.

Would you rather be smart or just not dumb?
Would you rather be beautiful or just not ugly?
Would you rather be happy or just not sad?
Would you rather be successful or just not a failure?
Would you rather be loved or just not ignored?
Would you rather be healthy, or just not sick?

The logic seemed simple as I listened. The speaker craftily pointed out that we should embrace what we want instead of avoiding what we do not want.

Often our actions in life and health are based on avoiding things we do not want.

I don’t want to be lonely.
I don’t want to seem stupid.
I don’t want to be fat.
I don’t want heart disease like my father.
I don’t want diabetes like my brother.
I don’t want to be sick.

Instead of embracing the ideas of not wanting bad things, we should start to embrace the ideas of what we do want.

I want to experience love and connection.
I want to be informed and intelligent.
I want to be healthy, lean and fit.
I want to have endless energy.
I want to be healthy

What do you want?

Dr. Suess wrote in his book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

Not sure where to start?

Life and Health can be great; they do not have to be ‘just not hard.’

Life Should Not Hurt.

We are here for you.

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