I’m 100 (it’s how the kids say 100%)

Below is a Ted Talk that punched me in the gut. No. Hit me in the head. No. Woke me up (can I say “I’m woke?”). Benjamin Hardy says alotta stuff, but what I hear is stop doing 30-day fasts, or Whole30, or cleanses, or P90X and just become whatever it is I want to say I am. He calls it the 100 Percent Rule.

Like this…

Don is a healthy guy and always eats healthy food.

It’s that simple. If you think about it, it is. In the video below, I identify with the guy he talks about who decided one day he wasn’t going to be a fat guy, and when a child pointed at him in a store and said, “look at that fat guy,” …because he decided he wasn’t a fat guy anymore, he had to remind himself, oh, right, that’s me. But he was well on his journey to looking like the fit, healthy person he already was in his head.

It’s not about New Year’s Resolutions. It’s not about starting something “right after Thanksgiving” or “right after Christmas” or “losing 30 pounds by the end of summer.”

It’s about when you decide something, do it 100% or don’t do it at all.

  • I walk for half-an-hour at least once a day; twice when the weather cooperates.
  • I don’t eat white bread and food with added sugar more than two or three times a week.
  • I floss daily.
  • I’m the top salesperson at my company.
  • I’m a social media content creator and consultant.
  • I am committed to sleeping and having a sleep schedule because I know how important sleep is to my overall health.
  • I stop looking at my iPhone or glowing screens at 10:00 p.m. every evening (if not sooner) and read a paper page until lights-out at 10:45 p.m.
  • I set my alarm for 5:45 a.m. and I walk briskly (or exercise, or stretch) from 5:55-6:05 a.m.
  • I brush my dog every day and clip her nails weekly.
  • I’m a writer. I write every day.
  • I’m writing a book. It’s a Sales-Self-Help book with one of my best friends.
  • I’m writing a screenplay.
  • I’m going to be on a Podcast. At least once. Maybe regularly. So what if “everyone” has a Podcast.
  • I’m a great father and always working to be better.
  • I’m a great husband who tells his wife, and shows her, every day he loves her.

Can it be that easy? I’m 100% committed to this entire list. Or I’m not.

For me, it makes sense and keeps me centered and focused.

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