Monday, 30 July 2012
Rules to live by!
What a week this has been, with the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, and G.B off to a fantastic start in many of its categories. The Tri-Dosha team was able to get into the spirit of the games as we lined the relay route and cheered the official torchbearer to our area, Laura Swarbrooke. One of Coca-Cola’s 1,300 Future Flames. She was chosen as an official London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer via Coca-Cola’s Future Flames campaign, which recognizes and rewards the positive contributions young people make every day in their local communities by giving them the once in a lifetime opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame. It’s not surprising she was honored with the chance - Laura achieved a silver medal at the 2010 Taekwondo World Championships. A keen volunteer, she works at various play groups and primary and secondary schools where she helps with arts and crafts activities as well as school trips. Laura is the medical care assistant to an insulin dependent child, AND she also teaches netball, running, swimming and P.E.
Inspired by Laura’s story, my blog this week highlights three golden rules to live by… if Laura has a manual guiding her through her life, I have a feeling these will be in it:
a. Treasure your body for it is the vessel that guides you through your life.
You may think that money or success is important, but nothing is as important as your own body. Without it you can’t live. Make it a habit to eat a healthy and natural diet, be sure to exercise regularly and above all get plenty of sleep. Also try to keep your life as stress-free as possible, stress makes you age faster and make you old before your time.
b. Success requires hard work, persistence and a little creativity.
The best advice I can give you if you want to be successful is to not hope for a quick fix but to be prepared for the long haul. Real success with anything usually takes months and even years to achieve. Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams, keep learning and never give up. Try to find yourself a mentor to speed the learning process up. Sooner or later you’ll achieve your goals.
c. Make a difference to a least one other person’s life.
I believe that we’re all on this planet together. Life isn’t meant to be completely selfish, we’re here to give to and help each other. Right now there are countless people who could use a helping hand so why not give back a little? You don’t necessarily have to give money. You can give some of your time or experience to help someone else with something you’ve already overcome. Helping someone else is one of the most rewarding things you can do.
Follow ‘the rules to live by’ and you will find yourself succeeding to live the best life!