There is a cost to every choice that we make. This is because our time is a finite resource. We only get the next minute once and once that minute is gone, we never get the same minute back again.
This means that whatever you are choosing to do with your minute, is coming at the cost of the other choices you have at that exact moment.
What’s important to know is when you make a choice, what other opportunities are you giving up in that moment (minute, hour, month, year, etc)?
If I choose to watch tv instead of working on my business, then there is a cost to my choice. That’s not to say that I shouldn’t watch tv, only to say that there is a real time and investment cost to that choice.
Now, what if I got caught up on Facebook or watching cat videos on youtube for hours? What would my choices cost then?
Remember that everything is a choice. If I went to my favourite buffet place to eat (Mandarin or All You Can Eat Sushi), the cost of eating one item would be that I couldn't eat another item because there is a limited capacity in my stomach on what I can eat.
Bottom line is: be aware of what each choice is costing you at the moment and then you can decide where you want to invest your most valuable resource which is your time.
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If someone asked you, what’s one thing you could do that would improve your health? What would you answer? Perhaps you could eat better, exercise more, decrease your stress, etc. All these things you know already, but why aren’t you doing them?
There is a common misconception, that knowledge is power. However, knowledge is not power unless you take action on the knowledge. Even being aware of something is not power, it’s a starting point, but again, it does not help unless you plan to take action on the awareness.
For example, I am aware that Japan is a country. But just because I’m aware of it, it doesn’t mean I have plans to visit it anytime soon.
So, instead of asking yourself, what knowledge or awareness you are lacking, instead try, what action steps can I already take with what I know to become more congruent….and then go out there and take action!!!
Gaining knowledge, information or awareness is actually the easy part. The hard part is acting on what you know.
Do you want to live a live that others generally don’t? Do you want to achieve what few have? Then you need to take the action steps that few do.
What action steps can you take right now to bring your life more in line with what you know?
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Life often gives us the lessons that we most need to learn.
One of the most challenging things about having young children is a lack of sleep. For the first few months, infants are up every few hours to nurse/ feed. After that, some babies start to sleep longer and others do not.
Some figure it out after a few months and for others, it could takes years. Each child is unique, just like each adult. New parents are often asked, does your baby sleep through the night yet? If your child does not and you’re tired, overworked and grumpy, this is not a question you’d like to hear. You also don’t want to hear about children who have been sleeping through the night from the beginning….unicorn babies.
My child was not a good sleeper...from the beginning. I had ‘my way’ of wanting to do things and I was adamant about it….so much so that it was hard to admit that what I was doing was not working. I.e. I was not getting much sleep. My partner had a different way of wanting to do things and it was not until we were pregnant with our second child that I conceded and we tried his way.
I was stubborn and still am but in life, sometimes you have to pivot and do things the opposite of what you have been doing all along. There were tantrums from both myself and my child at the beginning but in a couple short weeks, our little guy had finally consistently slept through the night.
How often do we fight for the way we do things when what we actually need to do is pivot and explore other alternatives?
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In Turning Setbacks into Comebacks- Part 1, I told my story about how I turned what was supposed to be a major business setback into a comeback. I also talked about what I learned from the experiences. In Part 2 of this article, I’m going to go through the precise steps and questions that I asked myself to make my come back.
Firstly, when we experience what we consider to be a setback, whether in business, health, relationships, finances, etc. we want to examine our expectations of the situation.
Where our expectations realistic? I often have people coming into the office with health challenges and having unrealistic expectations of how long it will take to heal. If you come into the office with poor posture, it did not get there overnight. Poor posture is built over years and years of abusing your body and neglect. It will not take a couple of visits for your to straighten up.
Look at the last time you had a setback in an aspect of your life. Did you have realistic expectations of the situation. Hint: probably not. If not, what was the reality of the situation?
Next, we want to examine the setback further. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Whether you decide to call it quits or make a comeback, the experience will have taught lots of life lessons. Appreciate what you learned and take this new version of you into your next adventure.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.