Anthony, if I had a nickel for every lazy moke who told me that I was “lucky” to have the body I have ( at 65 I am 36–25–341/2), lean, cut and muscled, the life I lead ( I do international adventure travel and train for the F500) I’d be effing rich. As a one time fattie, bankrupt and a couch surfer not by design, what I have, am and do now are from kicking my ass out of bed at 3:30 am, disciplining my eating and being willing to pay the steep prices to get these guns and the clients who trust me. Your points are spot on. Most folks would rather invest in reasons and excuses rather than hove to. That’s fine by me. It means that the top if the mountain isn’t crowded. Everything we have comes at a price, and if we want a well body, a thriving business and good relationships then that all takes hard damned work. If it was easy none if it would be worth having, and there would be little satisfaction in achievement. You can have reasons or you can have an amazing life. I didn’t say an easy life (no thanks) but an amazing one.

The toughest times I have weathered have taught me the skills to bridge the inevitable troughs. Being willing to walk right into and through a blizzard( which I did in Nepal) is a great way to find out what you’re made of. None if this is bragging- these are simply choices, each of which requires punching a ticket. I am happy to do that because the payoff is terrific.

There’s plenty of room at the top, plenty of business, plenty of opportunities, plenty of ways to be fit and well our entire lives. It’s not a gated community. The question is whether or not we are willing to pay the price of entry. Thanks for an excellent post.

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