Do you remember a few days ago when we talked about deciding why you want to get healthy? Focusing in on your “why” will help you make decisions to support that goal.
In other words, the choices you make fall into three categories. They are your primary, secondary and fundamental choices.
Primary choice is a major choice – it’s something you want more than anything else we could choose. For example, thinking about wanting optimal health or a hot fudge sundae, we must ask ourselves what is more important to us. Secondary choice are the actions we take to support our primary choices. We take these actions not because we like them, but we do them because we like how we feel afterwards and the results it produces.
Our fundamental choice is what defines our state of being. For example, I could say, “It’s my choice to be healthy and active.” Every decision I make then is filtered through this declaration and it affects what I choose to eat, what food I buy, what restaurants I frequent. My actions support this fundamental goal.
Today, consider what fundamental choice you are living. Is it the same fundamental goal you want to have 5, 10, 20, or 40 years from now? If you are not satisfied with your current health condition, perhaps you need to seriously consider a different fundamental choice. Do you want to be optimally healthy? Of course! Why would we choose otherwise?
Now we need to:
- Organize our primary choices to produce optimal health
- Outline secondary choices that will support those primary choices
- Make a list of 5 previous primary choices that have brought you to your current state of health
- Next to each of them, list the “next time” choices you can make to improve your health and support a fundamental goal of living optimally healthy
This list will open your eyes to the small, consistent changes you have available at your fingertips to change the future trajectory of your health. You truly are in charge of your future health!
Have a healthy day!