Last week, I was watching one if the two shows that I tend to watch on TV, The Biggest Loser (the other is Dancing with the Stars). Both of these are favorites because people are doing something positive for themselves, and I’ve got a personal connection to the activities: I used to do a lot of couples dancing when I was younger (and still love it) and I lost 40 lbs in the past few years. I still have to work at exercising and eating right so this show is good motivation for me.
This particular show had a session with Suze Orman, the personal finance guru. What was interesting is that they showed that she picked Danny as the winner of last years contest purely by his FICO score and credit rating. Her reasoning was that this was a man who had control of his finances, and could then therefore be in control of his weightloss.
It was ringing bells for me as I’ve found that after I was able to show the discipline to lose the weight, I have been able to tap into that skill and bring it to other areas of my life. My meditations have become a part of my life now. I’m blogging and Twittering pretty consistantly, and I’ve been doing more presentations than I have in a long time. It feels good to move forward on the things that I want in my life.
Today is Marathon Day in Boston, and there will be lots of people streaming into Boston from Hopkinton doing what they weren’t positive the would do, but have been working through discipline to accomplish. I did the marathon in 1998 and remember the dedication that it took to complete it.
What areas do you have in your life that you aren’t moving forward in, and what areas have you mastered?