Have you ever watched a football ball game in the final two minutes? It seems like the entire game plan changes. One team is desperately trying to hold onto the win, while the other fights so their opportunity to win doesn’t slip away. You have to wonder if they had that kind of urgent feeling the whole game could they have been in a better position to win. I recently read Jim Rohn’s, The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle, and he made this reference and it got me thinking. My husband and I had a discussion about it and came to the realization that many times life is the same way. I wanted to share our thoughts with you.
Now I’m not talking about beating someone else in the game of life. I’m talking about winning at the game of your own life. If we had that same urgency in our lives as teams have in the last two minutes of a game, just think how much we could accomplish. I think sometimes it’s easy to just go through the motions of life, and not focus on where you are headed. We are born feeling like we have all the time in the world. We are young, we will always have tomorrow, and our metabolism is fast so we can eat whatever we want. So, we get into these habits as children never worrying about the consequences of our actions on the future. Then one day we wake up and look in the mirror wondering who is looking back at us. We still feel young in our mind, but we have this overweight, middle-aged person looking back at us. You think, “This can’t be me; it must be one of those mirrors like you see in at the carnival.” You turn around looking for the jokester who changed the mirror, or look behind the mirror to find the real one that was there yesterday. Then the realization starts to set-in, “Maybe this is me. What happened?” Complacency happened. We thought it would always be like it was when we were young. Grandma and Grandpa where the old ones and Mom and Dad were not far behind, but that will never happen to us. It’s hard sometimes to hear the clock ticking away with all the noise we have in our lives, but it is ticking none the less.
The good news is there is still time to change those habits and to get ready for the Two-Minute Warning. I think you know by now where I’ll suggest you begin. You guessed it….your BODY! A healthy body gives you the stamina to play through the Two-Minute Warning instead of sitting on the sideline watching other people play. Start today with the Two-Minute Warning mindset and you will be amazed at how your thinking and decision making will change. Of course if you need some guidance or maybe a little coaching I’m here to help!
Yours in health,
“I used to say, ‘I sure hope things will change.’ Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.”-Jim Rohn