Diet and Exercise

Imagine you tell me: Hey Rich, I really want to lose some weight and get into better shape. And I reply: That’s great, what’s your plan of attack? Then you say: I’m gonna keep doing what I normally do, which is eat whatever I want and sit around most of the day. And I reply: Cool, let me know how that works for you.

No offense, but you’d sound like a goofball, right? You want change, yet you’d do NOTHING different from what you usually do. You have to tweak SOMETHING right? Doing ANYTHING different would at least put you on the path to improvement. Now what if you tell me: Hey Rich, I really want a better life. My question is the same as before: what’s your plan of attack?

If you want to lose weight and get into better shape, you already know the answer: diet and exercise. If you want a better life, the prescription is the same: diet and exercise. But the particular diet you require, is a negativity-free diet — and the exercise you need, is to practice positivity. Remember: if you want improvement in anything, you have to do something different than what you’re already doing.

Just think about it: if you fill your body with junk, your body gets grotesque. Whether it’s in the form of food or negativity: junk-in equals junk-out. Therefore, if you have a grotesque life, that means you’ve been filling your mind with junk. To have a better life, you need to stop filling your mind with junk AND do activities you enjoy.

So if you really mean it, and you truly want a better life, make THIS change. Put away the pessimism, abstain from annoyance, discard the disgust, cut-out complaining — stop wallowing in the slop of negativity. And from there, find something delightful to do with your time — exercise your under-developed positivity by engaging with something enjoyable.