Choose your choices
Where would you like to go? Remember the fact that once you believe it, you may actually go anywhere and do anything at any time of your life. To quote Earl Nightingale: “Success is a progressive realization of a worthy ideal”. As the quote in my opinion is exactly what life is about and those who do not grow either gets left behind or perish in some way.
The best options are sometimes really hard to figure out and this is where personal development means, and in some cases this is not just to progress your current career since at some point in life it may be wise to go a completely different direction. The link between what was and what is coming will always only be through yourself, and every choice in life will reflect that fact. If you eat chocolate instead of bananas since chocolate is cheaper and you have always done, it may be the most expensive investment and destructive choice ever made. If you start eating bananas since you would like to avoid expensive health care in the future, this may be a way cheaper choice (and better in many ways).
I Always refer to my Granddad (His name was Bjarne, fairly common name in Norway). He did get diabetes at around 50 years of age. I remember being at a party he was hosting for the whole family and friends and as usual there was candy on the table. I picked up the bowl of chocolate and ask if he wanted one. He answered wisely that he did not since he had diabetes, he stayed with us until the age of 94 years old. My dad did get the same diagnosis at about the same age however there was no respect in his mind for caring about his body. He did not alter his diet in any way and was really ill the last 5-6 years of his life, and passed away 64 Years old. His dad got 50% more life to live due to changes he made for the future and being respectful to himself.
I did not stop eating candy, however it made me consume a lot less and my future is based a lot more on living a good life. And life do not come with a guarantee of old age, however it may provide the best life you can possibly live for as long as you live. Sometimes it is wise to get someone outside your normal social network to help you write the new map. There is no problem without a solution, so close your eyes and let yourself dream up a perfect life. Do it 4 times a day, 1 when waking up, 1 when going to sleep and 2 more during the day. It may take a while, however who you really want to be and become will come to you. Some people have their dream life and would like to expand it, some need a total transformation. Where would you like to enter?