Each week on Sunday, I reflect on whether or not I’ve lived up to my expectations and gave life my very best. I realize my journey and the opportunity to leave a legacy are limited and I appreciate time as a precious resource and my most valuable asset. I take each week, each day and each moment seriously and aim to live out a vibrant and abundant life.
I’m finding in order to show up and give life my very best, I’ve got to be present, in the moment, here and now, mindful and aware that my intentions are aligning with my desired outcome. I’ve got to invest time in myself by reflecting on my thoughts and actions, letting go of the need to always feel busy and realize reflection is a productive use of my time. Last, I’ve got to continue to consistently exert efforts in the direction of my Preferred Status, my personal utopia, the destination outlined in my vision statement and the constant reminder of why I do what I do. Minus presence, time and efforts, my GAP, my personal resistance and source of inaction would swallow me whole.
Sometimes, my clients suggest I have it easy because I work in the wellness field but I don’t see it that way. Aren’t we all playing the game of life? Don’t we all have choices to make? Don’t we all experience the same emotions? I find they label me because it removes their accountability from the change process and justifies their protective behaviors. I always choose to love them through it though. I don’t judge their behavior, I try my best to understand their motivation. I realize sometimes people just don’t know how to say I’m scared, I feel alone and I’m not sure how to manage this journey…show me how. Thankfully, I’m plugged in enough to read between the lines and help them create this lifestyle they believe is exclusive to me.
I find a little transparency and vulnerability goes a long ways in provoking the transformation of another human being. I help them understand the trials I’ve been through, the feelings I’ve battled through my formative years and into my adult life including fear, rejection, abandonment, anger, frustration, sadness, worry, shame, guilt and pain. I share my perspective on how I’ve approached life, how my challenges were really change opportunities in disguise and how I’ve managed along the way.
What I’ve done is not right or wrong or even the best way. The bigger story to share is I chose and continue to choose to exert efforts towards making myself feel whole and worthy of love and belonging. So each Sunday, I set aside some time for myself to reflect on my life and connect the dots on where I can improve to make my next week a great one. I’d invite you to do the same. If you’re unsure how, you know how to reach me. Be well.
Michael Rizk has a passion for helping people get from “here to there”, from where they are today to where they want to be tomorrow. He believes everyone is a slight shift of their Mindset away from reaching their full potential and he treats everyone as they ought to be. Michael is the founder of Condition for Life, a Lifestyle Management company dedicated to helping people construct lifestyles in which their health, fitness and wellness goals are the byproduct of how they’re living. This sophisticated, refreshing and Revolutionary approach has inserted joy, contentment and fulfillment back into the process of transforming oneself. The experience he provides is available in person, in studio, on Skype or online.