Seth Godin is one of my all time favorite bloggers, he’s concise and powerful with every word. The “Make two list” post on October 10 was just what I needed to hear this morning as I was wallowing and focusing on the obstacles I have today. Instead I’m going to count my highlights list and make my minutes matter today. Below is the post in its entirety.
‘Make two lists’
‘One list highlights the lucky breaks, the advantages, the good feedback, your trusted network. It talks about the accident of being born in the right time and the right place, your health, your freedom. It features your education, your connection to the marketplace and just about every nice thing someone has said about you in the last week or month.
The other list is the flipside. It contains the obstacles you’ve got to deal with regularly, the defects in your family situation, the criticisms your work has received lately. It is a list of people who have better luck than you and moments you’ve been shafted and misunderstood.
The thing is, at every juncture, during every crisis, in every moment of doubt, you have a choice. You will pull out one (virtual) list or the other. You’ll read and reread it, and rely on it to decide how to proceed.
The Minute Movement team always loves reading articles that support our awesome program and this one by the University of Utah , is no exception! What started as an interesting hypothesis and has proven to work for us, is more and more often being supported by the medical and scientific communities.
We’ve read for years that we can (and should) get more movement in our day by taking the stairs and parking farther away from store entrances when we go shopping. But weight bearing exercises are also important and increased muscle mass helps to increase your metabolism (not to mention that you look better with strong muscles). Be sure to add (or continue) your Minute Movement exercises to your extra walking for ideal benefits!
I had the opportunity to work on a film crew with Tom Chaffer filming a reality T.V. show on fitness. John Disterdick is the host who is encouraging everyone to never give up no matter what your age. His message is to just get out and do something to stay healthy. John won his bouts too and become the Master World Champion. Congratulations John!
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