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Neil Woodall Jr.
Servant of God. Husband. Father. Life Transformation Coach. NSCA-CSCS. CPT

 

Life is the sum of our choices.

We don’t always have control over the results or the outcomes. But we do have control over HOW we choose to live.

“...choose this day whom you will serve... But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

-Joshua 24:15

 
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What is it that you want?

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No, really… What do you want out of your life? And I’m not talking about things. I’m referring to values, principles and base level desires.

Most of us want to feel wanted, appreciated, respected, loved and “a part of.” Those are things that come from outside of our own selves. We must first want, appreciate, respect, and become fully integrated within our own selves.

A lot of us are aware of our shortcomings – certain aspects of ourselves that we don’t like. Some of us know our strengths and what brings success to certain areas of our lives. Even fewer know those patterns of behavior that continue to perpetuate the same outcomes and circumstances in our lives. We start the New Year off with energy, excitement, hope and vigor telling ourselves, “This year it will be different…”

New energy + same old habits = same results

So, what’s the key here? What is it that’s going to break those nasty, old habits that are holding you back from all the things that you’d like to achieve?

WIUA – Willingness, Intention and Uncomfortable Action.

There’s an old saying- “The comfort zone is a beautiful place but no growth happens there.”
It may sound corny but it’s true. Self-help coach, Tony Robbins, makes the point that progress and growth are what lead to happiness.
Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, takes that idea even further saying, “What you get will never make you happy. What you become – that is what will make you happy.”

A few questions that will provide clarity along your journey:

- What are my intentions for and the motives behind the things I want?
- What am I willing to do to become who I want to be?
- What am I willing to give up to become who I want to be?

Take 2-3 minutes answering each question without “over-thinking” any of your responses.
Immediately following, read your responses and then answer the question:

– “What is something I can do NOW to take action on bringing my goals to fruition?”

This entire exercise should take no longer than 10-15 minutes.

Next week we will look at the question:
- “How do I respond to obstacles and set-backs?”

In the meantime, live with passion, love and intention.

-Neil

Struggling with energy, belly fat and seasonal depression symptoms?

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Prioritize sleep and gut health.

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1.) Try to get in bed 20-30 minutes earlier (even if you don’t fall asleep right away)

2.) Shut off all cell phone use and turn off TV at least one hour before designated bed time

3.) Keep room completely dark (use a sleeping mask, if not possible)
4.) Use a melatonin supplement (1.5 - 2 mg) at least one hour before designated bed time

Gut Health-

1.) Take a probiotic

2.) Get prebiotics from fermented foods (including kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, yogurt)

3.) Take an Omega 3 fish oil supplement

4.) Use coconut oil (put in shakes or with morning coffee/tea)

-Neil

James Allen,
From Poverty to Power

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If circumstances had the power to bless or harm, they would bless and harm all people alike, but the fact that the same circumstances will be alike good and bad to different souls proves that the good or bad is not in the circumstance but only in the mind of those who encounter it.

When you begin to realize this, you will begin to control your thoughts, to regulate and discipline your mind, and to rebuild the inward temple of your soul, eliminating all useless and superfluous material and incorporating into your being thoughts alone or joy and serenity, of strength and life, of compassion and love, of beauty and immortality; and as you do this, you will become joyful and serene, strong and healthy, compassionate and loving, and beautiful with the beauty of immortality.

-James Allen, From Poverty to Power