What are you tolerating?
This is an important question.
Because inside the answer, is a much bigger picture. A far more clear view of why you might be suffering.
We are all tolerating things. Usually many things. Often, far too many things.
What are you going to do about them?
For more than a year now, I’ve been tolerating a pair of glasses that is old, outdated and worn out. Sure, they work. Yes! They could be a lot worse, and I could have gone on tolerating them for another year or more if needed. Glasses are expensive, and I have teenagers to feed and groom for life outside the nest.
It’s not just the money, either. The time needed to address this problem is also significant. When you’re working full time in a traditional 8-5 job and committed to your workout schedule, the 60 minutes you are granted each day to eat and take a break are devoured quickly while racing back and forth to the gym.
But then, one day, I just did it. I took action!
Last week, however; I needed a flu shot. And to me, this is equally important. So I went to take care of it as quickly as I could.
I got my flu shot, and I also got to spend time with a real expert when it comes to new glasses. The eye glass shop is right next door. The expert I am grateful to have there provided me a very nice $60 solution that will carry me through until January, and now that it’s done, I can’t believe I waited this long.
My work every day keeps me in front of computer screens all day long. It’s a lot different than the work I’ve done in the past as a fitness guru, personal trainer, and car salesman. It can be grueling. The moment I sat down and put on this new pair of specs, I was amazed. Not only could I see 100% more clearly than I could before, but I also didn’t feel sick to my stomach at the end of the day as a result of the motion disturbance I was creating in my attempts to make do with an older pair of reading glasses that I had pulled from the archives of my desk; and that could very well have been a pair that Abraham Lincoln wore while writing poetry 🙂
Every minute of EVERY day that I’m reading and writing, either on a screen or in print, I am 100% more comfortable. This has freed my mind and and provided clarity of thought and emotion. It has made me more productive and more content. All of which has made me more effective in my work, my studies, and my life as a whole.
I can’t wait to tackle the next one.
I encourage you to do the same.