“The bad news is that time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
This was the daily quote in my gratitude journal this morning.
As a child I remember my parents talking about the older you get the fast time goes by. I thought they were crazy.
Now that I am well into my 40s I understand completely what they mean. It’s mid-June already!
Time is the part of this quote we cannot control. It will continue to fly by.
What stuck with me is the second part of the quote. We are the pilot.
For me, this means we do have the power to take control of the direction we are headed…regardless of the time.
A couple years ago I renewed my pilot’s license and got myself back in the direction I wanted to be headed. I’ve kept that license active since then.
I was in a great position making good money at a strong local company. But I wasn’t happy.
I was going through the cycle of losing weight – feeling better – getting comfortable – gaining weight back and continuing that cycle over and over.
I felt like I was just going through the motions of work and not functioning at my best level.
Something had to give. After a lot of thought and discussion, I put the plan in motion to leave my corporate position, to find better health and to ultimately find my new career.
I took control back over my life. It was scary and it was challenging at times, but I am better for it today in may ways. I choose how my time and energy is spent.
Now I want to pay that forward. I want to help others work through the change process and get themselves headed in the right direction.
I don’t think it is ever too late to make change in your life.
If there are things you cannot do because of your current food and exercise choices, make a change. You are the only one that can do that.
We were talking with a client this week who just informed us that blood work came back as pre-diabetic. Scary. Overwhelming. And even a bit shocking.
But also workable. This client was already becoming more active since joining the gym and was also slowly working to refine nutrition habits.
The path needs to be altered from where we were going originally, but only slightly. We will use the information received from the diabetic counselor and help implement the changes that work best for the client.
Life happens and forces the directional changes. We can still take control and be there guiding where we go.
This client can sit back and start taking the meds that will come next, or take action by modifying food choices and bumping the movement up a notch.
Which option would you choose?
If you are ready to take action…let us know how we can help.
PS: More info on the author of this quote can be found here: http://www.michaelaltshuler.com/