QOD-192: It is health that is real wealth. . . ~~ Gandhi

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold or silver.
~~ Mahatma Gandhi

I think Gandhi had something here. Health is wealth. Are you more concerned with building your wealth than taking care of your health? I know that was a problem for me early on in my career.  As I’ve gotten older, I have learned that my health is more important than I realized.

This is a common problem with entrepreneurs and other career minded people. When I was working toward my goal of building my career, I often spent more time working and traveling than I did on my health. Goals are important and I believe in striving to be the best. However, that doesn’t mean we should abandon our own health in those pursuits.

One of my goals for the last few years has been to lose weight. As I was building my career I neglected myself. Always worrying about the next dollar, the next client, the next project. Working on creating a business, whether my own or someone else’s I sacrificed my health to improve the health of the businesses. Do you do that? Are you working on your business and spending all your time working on and in the business. Do you go home exhausted and get limited amounts of sleep? Do you eat at your desk? Do you spend your days in meetings, or working on projects, then head back to the hotel and eat a pizza in your room and then go to bed?  I did that for years. I would go out to dinner late after working 12 – 15 hour days and eat a great, tasty meal, have a couple drinks or beers with dinner and then go back to my hotel room and go to bed.

I am now, like many entrepreneurs and consultants, paying the price. When I say paying the price, I literally mean paying it. One of the biggest problems with not taking care of yourself and eating properly is the possibility of disease. Diseases like Type 2 Diabetes is a common result for this type of lifestyle.

Type 2 Diabetes will cost you financially, as well and physically. You can die from Type 2 Diabetes. You can lose your sight, your feet and other body parts because you didn’t take care of yourself. That’s bad in itself and scary.

What’s also scary is the financial cost. When I started writing down my WHY for wanting to lose weight in my current goal this year. Yes, living a longer, healthier life is one of my WHY’s. But, the biggest WHY for me in this instance is that I want to stop spending over $200 per month on the medicine I have to take to keep my Type 2 Diabetes under control. There is so much more I could do with that money than paying for meds to keep me alive.

Are you a Type 2 Diabetic because of your career? Well, let’s be honest. It’s not the careers fault. It’s my fault. It’s your fault. I / You made the decision to eat what we did. We made the decision to not take a walk or run before going into the office or after work. We chose to live the lifestyle we lived.

Now, I am paying for it, literally. My WHY for my goal is to stop paying for it. I am building the habits necessary to make a lifestyle change to become healthier than I have ever been. I am building the habits to live a longer life.

Understand that Gandhi is right – “Health is the real wealth not pieces of gold or silver.”  It will certainly pay you to pay attention to your health.

Go Out Today, Take Care Of Yourself Now or Pay for It Later

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