Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Zig Ziglar, per Seth Godin’s high praise. One of my favorite points he makes in a talk concerns how we treat ourselves.
If you had a million dollar race horse, how would you treat it?
Would you let it watch TV all night after a day at the track?
Would you let it snack on Cheetos and donuts?
Would you let it party all weekend because it worked a hard week?
Ah, but what about a million dollar body and mind?
If you wouldn’t treat a million dollar race horse that poorly, why do it to yourself?
Why eat a poor diet, consume bad stimuli in TV, and deprive yourself of sleep?
Be careful of your habits. For what you consistently do is what you become.
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