I have a confession to make. I woke up one morning and discovered that my clothes were snug. More than I was comfortable with. I had been doing a lot of traveling, and meeting a lot of people. A sports injury sidelined me from running, but my schedule was so packed that I quit exercising altogether. As I was growing my client base, I was also growing another base: my waist. I was in a constant state of anxiety, and racing from work to church to home. Yes, I was successful, but at what cost?
How many of us pursue success at the cost of our personal well-being? Far too many of us, I'd venture to say. Yet our success will be short lived unless we make time to take care of ourselves. When I was lying on a gurney in the emergency room, staring at the bright lights in the trauma center, I realized how quickly things can change when my body is not taken care of. So I'm offering these suggestions so that as you succeed, you will be able to enjoy your success with good health.
Staying healthy is the foundation of your success. Without a strong body, your success is like a house built on sand. When storms come, they erode the foundation and the house eventually collapses. Likewise, without good health, your success will be built on shifting sand, and will be short lived. Make the time to eat well, get enough sleep, exercise pray, and take care of your body. Then you can enjoy the success you build!