There is a culture that exists in America (and perhaps the rest of the world) where we feel like our health and happiness is one of the most important things to us. This surely a noble cause, however in most cases people will set goals to improve their lives and just give up after a week because the most important thing in their lives is comfort.
With that mentality, we look for a quick fix for our problems. We don't actually want to put in the work to fix them, we just want a one-stop-shop to fix everything and move on, almost like a quick oil change for your car. There are stories of people who have been lucky and found great fortune in things they have done. Look at Bitcoin miners, for instance. There have been teams of miners who have become millionaires literally overnight. There have been a lot of examples of Silicon Valley start ups such as Twitter or Snapchat and even Facebook and the quick rise and fall of “Flappy Bird” who became extremely popular in what seems like a relatively short amount of time and made overnight millionaires of kids who are barely graduating college or still in college. There have been people selling essential oils who are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by having other people essentially do all the work for them. And there are all kinds of people trying to cash in on these opportunities. Another phenomenon sweeping the nation is the sudden awareness and action people are taking towards having good health. Essential oils fall into this category, but people are going on juice fasts, cleansing diets, and all kinds of different things that
are good for them. But are we doing these things to actually improve our health or do we just want to fit in?
So What’s The Solution?
Looking particularly at the dieting side of this mentality, the people who promote this stuff present their information in such a way that it makes it sound as if they’ve found the secret to healthy living and it’s been staring us right in the face and we’ve missed it completely. While that is actually a relatively safe and somewhat accurate statement to make, people tend to miss the bigger issue: just because you invest in a juicer and the necessary foods for whatever diet you choose, it doesn’t mean it’s going to make that much of a difference. You absolutely have to put in the work to loose the weight you want to loose. Just juicing or just detoxing isn’t going to do anything for you if you’re still eating fast food multiple times a day.
If you really want to improve your quality of life, it’s going to take some work. The difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is the work ethic. There is a great quote from entrepreneur Mark Cuban while although he is talking about business, it still sums it up nicely: “I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It's always on. There is always someone trying to beat me. Football you play 60 minutes, basketball you play 48 minutes, and in business its 24/7/365 all the time.”