I’m finding we are living in an age of unknowing.
There is so much information available to us now that we do know how to separate fact from fiction. Or maybe we don’t want to take the time and effort to experience fact from fiction.
Why should we? Especially, when we have google, Alexa and more AI formats that will tell us just what we want to hear.
Don’t get me wrong, having unlimited information at our fingertips is good, but only if used correctly.
What I mean is; what is true for some may not be true for others when looking at specific information.
For example, it is true as humans, if we want to be healthy, mobile individuals we must have a certain amount of strength. This strength allows us to provide and protect for ourselves and those in our care.
What is a fallacy around being strong is that you must “lift” a certain object in a certain way to become strong, healthy and mobile.
The truth is, as Strength Coach Zach Even-esh would say, “strength does not discriminate; strong is strong."
Strength, whether, physical, mental, or spiritual requires a surrendering of yourself for a greater cause.
The journey will be tough. You must get uncomfortable and strive for excellence.
There is a world full of information that far exceeds the minimum information needed to be successful.
Success, like strength, is built on the foundation of basics done exceptionally well.
Here are some basic "exercises" to become healthy, strong, and successful in all areas of life:
Physically: Squats, Lunges, Push-ups, Pull-ups, Deadlifts, Sprints. (You don’t need to do them all every day, pick one each day and make it challenging.)
Mentally: Read 15-30 minutes daily (Positive and Powerful information. Social media doesn’t count. Period.) Implement what you read, may need to do one thing a month to maintain habit. Focus on positive in each situation, dig deep and find it if necessary, it’s there.
Spiritually: Pray. Read the Bible. Enjoy 15-30 minutes of quiet time (zero electronics). I prefer to be outside but I live in Iowa and have to young boys who could wake up any moment so I don’t currently don’t venture too far at the moment.
These may not be easy but they are simple and effective activities you can implement into your daily or weekly routine to grow stronger in every area of your life.
Remember, the basics are the building blocks to a foundation of strength in every aspect of life.
In God's Strength.