Well, I think I reached my Tipping Point (as Malcolm Gladwell would call it).
THE GOOD In the past 3 years, I’ve attained an MBA from a top-tier school (UNC Kenan-Flagler) and I’ve kept my client pretty happy (I do IT strategy and management consulting for the US government).
So education and financials have been on point…HOWEVER…
THE BAD (…very Bad)
Yesterday, I stepped on the scale after hiding from it for some time. It appears I wasn’t only hiding from the scale, but hiding from myself and from life in general. It read 250 lbs…. 250 lbs… OMG. I had to step off only to wish that it wasn’t calibrated correctly and that – if I tried again – the number would change …NOPE …. 25o lbs. It was right (and I’m surprised it could read that high).
I’m 5’10” and back in 2013 I weighed a solid 170 lbs. A very unfortunate turn of events relationship wise, plus self pity, and self-induced depression I found myself rocketing down the wrong rabbit hole. I’ve tried several times to be healthy during those three years, but to no avail. I’ve learned that one of the major key’s to success in transforming your life is being motivated and STAYING motivated. It will be different for each person, but it’s a necessity to find your motivation as it is the fuel to keep you pushing through when things get tough.
If my stock portfolio performed like my weight, I’d be pretty ecstatic. That’s a 47% increase in my body mass
… in fat. That is disgusting to say the least and I am extremely ashamed that I have gotten to this point in my life.
2 1/2 years later, I’ve decided that I have had enough. I have had my wake up call and it is time to turn my bad habits around and continue pursuing a life of health and wellness along with growing my business.