My UPS package just arrived. I’m really glad because it’s protein powder that I ordered on Saturday. Now it’s Monday and it just showed up on my doorstep. Naturally, this got me thinking…
Ordering something online is a lot like your fitness lifestyle. You place the order, and it’s not immediately in your hands. You have to wait a few days for the package to arrive. In the case of fitness and health, you place your “order” through the daily activities that you choose. In essence, you “place your order” now for a delivery time several days from now.
This means that if I place an order for leanness today, tomorrow, and the next day, then several days from now, I will receive “packages” of health and leanness for several days in a row.
And here’s the funny thing – I ordered protein powder and guess what I got? You guessed it! I got protein powder! Well, that’s not so strange, you’re saying to yourself. That’s what you ordered! Then, why is it that so many of us think that we should get something different, when we “order” junk food and unhealthy choices?
If you “order” pizza, beer, no workout, and candy on Saturday, what do you think will arrive on Monday? Why would you expect good health, energy, vitality, and leanness to “arrive” for you on Monday?!
Often, things in life are on a “delay”. That’s why they say “you reap what you sow”. Because, what you do today and tomorrow may not have any immediate consequences or ramifications until later. Chances are good that there won’t be any immediate “pain” associated with your actions.
In fact, it usually is quite the opposite – it’s immediate pleasure; immediate gratification that you get. However, the “bill” comes later. Those seeds that you sowed today will crop up later.
So, if you want to feel good, healthy, inspired and energetic, what do you have to “order” today to make that happen? And, if you want to keep those good feelings flowing all the time, what kinds of seeds do you have to sow today, and every day, to make that happen?
The next time you are tempted to engage in immediately gratifying actions, remember that the momentary pleasure is only the tip of the hidden iceberg. The repercussions of your actions will follow you until they play out fully. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can “get away” with anything.
If you want to be debt free next month, don’t over spend this month. If you want a beautiful garden, plant the right seeds now. If you want that sexy, healthy, vibrant body tomorrow, next week, and next month, what exactly are you ordering today to make sure that’s what comes to you?
What you order is what you will get. There are no surprises. What do you want? How soon do you want it? How badly do you want it? Start by placing the proper “orders” today and see what great things arrive for you in the next few days.