Inch by inch

We are about to create a healthy checklist.  Before we begin constructing a checklist, keep this in mind.  I built a checklist to give myself the life I wanted to live.

I want this for you, too.  I want you to live the life you want to live.   

I truly believe goals combined with checklists will help you achieve the life you want to live.

Naturally, I cannot promise success.  I do not know your situation.

I can, however, promise this.  A checklist will keep you consistent.

When I was a kid, there was a popular saying. Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, life is hard.

Perhaps you feel you can speed things up by making massive sweeping changes in your life.

The truth is, such action is almost always counterproductive.

Wide-sweeping changes tend to exhaust you.  Remember, yard by yard, life is hard.

Do not completely change your diet overnight, for example.

Instead, start by eliminating something.  Eliminate soda.  Replace it with water.  If you miss soda too much, try seltzer water.

Take baby steps.  Inch by inch, life’s a cinch.

This also applies to exercise.  Don’t go to the gym and attempt to smash all of the records.  You will hurt yourself.

Instead, start small.  Start with something you can manage.   If you haven’t exercised in years, start taking a walk every day.

Yard by yard, life is hard.  Inch by inch, life’s a cinch.


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