Stop Poisoning Yourself With Regret (And Just GO)

Stop Poisoning Yourself

The biggest poison is living with regret.

For years I lived with regret. I let others lead. Others take chances. Others get the girls and get the good jobs and get the satisfaction of “going for it” and not looking back.

But that’s no longer the case, because I’m doing what I love – coaching guys like my former self take back control of their lives through diet and exercise.

There’s a great book – The Alchemist – which talks about finding your Personal Legend. The one thing you know your heart wants you to pursue. And until you follow through on that, something is just missing. You can feel it, even if you’re generally happy with your life.

What’s your personal legend? Let that guide your actions.

How do you find it? What brings you the most life satisfaction – that when you’re involved in it, time flies by and your heart beats with passion?

Fast forward 20-30 years… maybe you’re in a nursing home or retired in one of those fancy trailer parks in a warm climate.

Do you want to start every sentence with ‘I wish I did…’ or instead with ‘Wow, I lived. I did everything I wanted to do.’

You wait for the “perfect time” to purse a dream, and what happens?

This all-or-nothing thinking rarely gets us anything at all. It usually gets us nowhere.

Are you waiting for the “perfect time” to get started on new projects? To start that business? To eat better? To exercise more?

But tomorrow never comes.

This is about managing priorities, not time.

It’s no doubt difficult to juggle life demands and make time for your passions.

But just get started. Perfection is the enemy of action. Go.

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Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.