We live in a fast-paced society where immediacy is everything. Social media is testimony to that – people will post anything and everything online, commenting on situations in real time as they unfold without giving it a moment’s reflection.
Certainly in the western world, we are used to things happening ‘now’ and we don’t have much patience to wait; gradually as our world evolves, things are made easier for us with more and more gadgets taking the strain out of everyday life, simplifying things so that as we go about our comings and goings in a very busy fashion, there’s always a helping hand somewhere along the line. It could be in the form of a microwave, an app, keyless car, cordless vacuum or Siri to make life so much simpler. However, have we now given up on everything that requires a little bit more effort – that which requires a little bit more thought and commitment?
Two things that require time and effort and are certainly encouraged: fitness and personal development. Neither can be hurried or fast-tracked and both are a work in progress; and when you commit to them, you will certainly reap the benefits.
A personal development programme (I know a very good one I can recommend…!) and a wealth of books can give you the core concepts and a platform from which to continue developing your mindset to achieve the life you want for yourself. Joining a gym, hiring a personal trainer or going to fitness classes will help you understand your body and how to reach your fitness goal. Discipline and commitment are required to attend the gym or the fitness sessions, just as making time to think about your values, goals and affirmations is important in order to move forward with a mindset dedicated to improving and enhancing your well-being and leading a successful life – whatever that may mean to you.
Advancing technology undoubtedly has its merits but don’t shortcut your way through everything in life – there are some things where an investment of time, patience and hard work reap their own rewards.
“Anything in life worth having is worth working for.” Andrew Carnegie
By Kirsty Perrin
About the Author: Having been immersed in the Winning Edge principles from an early age, Kirsty’s philosophy is to be the best you can be and to enjoy what you do in life.
Kirsty knows that personal development is a continuous journey and therefore has a genuine desire and enthusiasm to help people realise their full potential, to be a success in their life-whatever that may mean to them.
Kirsty’s thought-provoking blogs, prompt readers to think consciously about how their thinking has a huge impact on their life, it informs their emotions and therefore their behaviour. Living life consciously is the cornerstone to the themes of Kirsty’s blogs. You can contact Kirsty directly here