Fix Yourself First
Fight for something bigger.
Fight for something deeper. Whether it's your health, your family, or something you're working on, I want you to remember something important. Your life is bigger than you alone, so when you fight, you're not just fighting for yourself. You're fighting for the people you love, and you're fighting for a better world.
How do you save the world?
The best place to start is from within. When your spiritual, mental, and physical health are all taken care of, there is nothing you can't do! When your soul is properly fed, no opposition will be a match for your strength. Let me ask you something—what is stopping you from being the best person you can be?
That question isn't rhetorical—I'm genuinely asking, what is stopping you from being your greatest self? I ask myself that question every day. I ask myself, "Trent, what's stopping you from being the best husband you can be? What's stopping you from being the best father you can be? What's stopping you from making the world a better place?" Often, we get in the way of our purposes. We forget how much we matter in the grand scheme of things, and as a result, we let our personal health falter. We allow our strength to weaken, and both ourselves and the world end up worse for it.
You are important.
If you can make the decision to take care of yourself, you will foster the energy you need to take care of something larger than yourself, whatever that might be. If you can find the peace and recovery you need to build strength, you can get to work on making this world a much better place. Self-care isn't selfish. When you're your healthiest, you can do anything! When every facet of your health is locked down, from your emotional health to your physical and spiritual health, there is nothing that can stand in your way.
I promise you, if you can make the decision today to get up and pursue yourself, you'll find that your dreams are far more attainable than you thought they were. When you have yourself under control, it's a lot easier to take care of everything else. As you progress along this self-growth journey, your destination will change again and again. As you grow, you'll find new mountains to climb, and you'll be inspired by peaks you had no idea even existed. Although your path may change, you will stay the same. That's why, at the end of the day, the best way to ensure success is by bolstering your health.
It all starts with you.