Monday, June 20, 2016

My New Career Strategy

Today is my birthday. Some people bemoan their birthdays because it means they are getting older. Others don't want to share their age because our society has a "thing" about numbers. 

I'm happy to take as many birthdays as possible.

I'm Going To Live to 100
My Dad used to tell me he was going to live to be 100 years old. He was serious, and for a long time I thought he might make a run at it. How we get from our very first day, through each birthday, and land on our last day is a combination of genes, luck, and hard work.

Since Dad didn't have the chance to hit his magic number, I've decided I need to finish the job for him.

Today I'm just about half way home.

Hard Work
I don't have much control over my genes, or the luck that is (or isn't) headed my way, so I've decided that if I'm going to live that long I need to focus on the hard work part of the equation.

Today begins a new commitment to hard work. A new way to think about fitness and food and sleep and health.

I already enjoy working out, and I am quite disciplined with what I choose to eat. But I haven't been thinking big enough about how far I can go...about how much I can achieve...and how much harder I can push myself.

How About You
Oh, and one more thing. One of the most powerful benefits of my fitness journey so far is the incredible amount of energy I have at work. Think about that for a minute. I'm now making health a central part of my career strategy. Maybe it could be part of yours too.

Now it's go time! Dad, I've got your back.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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7 comments:

  1. Age is a state of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. I am often surprised by ageism but I know that it's a reality in the world of work especially. I celebrate my 79th birthday this Friday, the beginning of my 80th year and I want credit for every year. My doc says I'm in good shape for the condition I'm in. I am grateful for good health, a good mind that functions fairly well most of the time and an unflagging spirit that keeps me going. If more people would adopt the "NO EXCUSES" mentality they would be amazed at the results. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much Gary! I completely agree...and happy birthday to you! Keep rocking!

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  2. Happy milestone birthday, Jay!! It is all about attitude... along with good genes and good health choices. Here's to your next 50! :)

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  4. Really nice, Jay! You're right, to make a real commitment we need to accept that we are having a choice that we need to make again and again. This line is quite impressive and I really like it. To have a successful life, the most important thing is to have a definite goal of life unless you'll never be able to make it. Hard-work is the key to success and without it there is no success. Check out another interesting discussion on career at: Career Strategy. You'll definitely like it.

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