Paul called me into his office.
He looked really upset. I felt his eyes penetrate right through me.
Paul had the will of 1,000 men and women. He was very wealthy and successful for a reason. And he was intimidating.
He told me to sit down in front of his desk.
He swiveled his chair to face me directly, and asked, “Marc, do you know the golden rule?”
I paused for a moment, a bit confused by his question.
I said, “Sure. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. My dad used to tell me that all the time when I was growing up.
Paul looked at me like I had 3 heads. Like I was a complete bonehead.
He said emphatically, “No! Those with the gold make the rules.”
…and that was my entry into the finance world!
While I guess that’s the golden rule for finance, I recently thought to myself – what is the golden rule for heath? For getting a lean and strong body with boundless vitality?
I pondered this question for a long time and came up with many different possibilities.
The most obvious answer is to eat fewer calories than you burn. But I don’t think this answer fosters sustainability for the long run.
I eventually settled on one.
I believe the golden rule for getting a lean and healthy body is to eat, move, and connect mindfully every day.
You do not succumb to mindlessly living your life, like a leaf being blown by a gentle breeze.
You are conscious. You feel how the foods you eat affect your body. You eat foods that fill your body with nutrients. You consistently move your body every day.
You connect the dots between your emotions, sleep, eating, exercise, job, and relationships. They all flow together and affect each other.
And you connect your mind to your body with intention. You are connected to nature and the people around you. You are connected to your purpose.
Getting a lean body is a daily practice.
It’s not something you work on a few times a week.
This may sound like a tall order, but it’s the golden rule of getting a lean & healthy body, and maintaining it.
Daily practice will help you become the best version of yourself.
Be more. Have more. Do more. Give more.
What do you think the golden rule of getting lean should be? Do you agree with my definition?
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