Finish strong. Have you ever heard that phrase before? Maybe you have heard that it’s not how you start, but how you finish that matters the most. Although each of us knows just how true that is, most people have a difficult time finishing the things that they start these days. Take dieting as an example. Do you know anyone who has made the quality decision to eat healthier foods that promote more energy, only to be back eating the same old stuff a couple of weeks later? I can tell you that I certainly have done that! Of course, there are many other examples. Each year, millions start with a “New Year’s Resolution” to quit smoking, workout more, or gossip less. Repeatedly, though, they fail to FINISH.
Balance is a big key to a healthy lifestyle. Lately, it seems like experts in every field of study will offer some variation of that advice. You can ask any nutritionist and they’ll tell you that you need to consume the proper balance of fats, proteins, grains, dairy, and carbohydrates to function at your best. A physical trainer will tell you that you need to maintain a proper balance of strength and cardiovascular training to optimize your body’s fullest potential. It doesn’t stop there, though. The financial advice this world has to offer encourages you to balance your risk around your short-term and long-term goals, our governmental bodies pass laws that promote balance by providing individual equality while maintaining a sense of order for everyone, and the list goes on. All work and no play makes… well… I’ll let you finish that sentence.