Meet MR O….
How Mr O changed his life….
Yes you may be wondering… Who is Mr O?…
We’ll just call him that for the purpose of this post, don’t want to be breaking GDPR rules now do we?
So yesterday I’m flying home to sunny Manchester and as you can imagine I quickly get chatting to Mr O who’s in the seat next to me…. What an absolutely incredible human being.
80 years old, travelling with his wife and having two weeks in the timeshare he’s had for over 30 years – pretty commendable right? Throughout the 4 hour flight we covered everything from sport, travel, inflation, more sport and everything in between. But there was one topic in particular that really struck a cord with me.
Mr O, spoke about his poor health and smoking habits throughout his younger years and how he had managed to quit in an instance. It was 1999 as Mr O sat reading his daily paper, he started to splutter and cough, whilst even struggling to breath. He described the pain and confusion he felt whilst he tried to find a reason why he smoked so much…
He then followed with telling me the story of him nearly choking and coughing up his own blood.
Now I don’t mean to get all gory on you but the point is that after this moment he made a clear cut decision to STOP.
And guess what?
He hasn’t smoked a single cigarette since.. (even his wife still can’t believe it)
So you may be thinking what’s the point in me telling you this as a professional?
My point is:
MR O MADE A CLEAR CUT DECISION
JUST AN HONEST CLEAR CUT DECISION WITH HIMSELF
And you as a professional can do exactly the same thing, in any area you choose.
It’s funny that we wait for a hefty amount of pain to show up before we make that decision to shift… but in all honesty, you don’t have to wait that long.
Why do we wait for that rock bottom moment before we DECIDE to do something different?
Why are you waiting to cough up your own blood before you make that different step?
Whether it’s the job that is dragging you down, the relationship that is draining the life out of you, or even if it’s the desire for something more?…
A CLEAR CUT DECISION WILL HELP YOU CLAIM BACK YOUR POWER!
The question is… Are you ready?
PS – here’s a photo of me sat on a cool rock at the top of a mountain.