Posted on December 19, 2011
Do you do this?
Do you put things off because you feel there will be time later? You are not alone. I often say“There will be time–one day–when I finish this project, or complete this task.”But, recently, I have been more aware that my one day may not come. For example, I put much of my energy into my career. While that is noteworthy, I recognize that I am missing quality time with friends and family. And, when I do spend time with them, it seems rushed. I realize that I need to bring balance back in my life. And, that is not easy. Balance can mean anything that is out of sync in your life; career, money, friends and family, fun and recreation, physical environment, personal growth, romance or exercise and health.
This week, on FTNS internet radio, I am interviewing Peter Ajello, a young man who thought he had “time.” In waiting for the “right” time, he almost lost his life. What was completely out of balance was his health. Six months ago, Peter weighed four hundred and five pounds, had uncontrolled diabetes, dangerously-high cholesterol, and suffered from debilitating gout attacks in his legs. He could barely make it up a flight of stairs or around his block and was wearing a 5XL shirt and a size 56 pant. Peter Ajello was part of an ever growing group of Americans referred to as ‘morbidly obese. ‘
Finding balance is difficult. I just want you to know I struggle too. But I am incorporating some of the mental techniques or strategies to help me evolve into the person I am becoming. I can help you too; if you have areas in your life where you want to improve your level of“balance’ satisfaction, we can co-create new action plans to get you where you want to be.
Believe me, if you think there is “time,” ask Peter Ajello.