“ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY!”
How many times have you used this adage, attesting to the need for time to create great things? Yet every occasion of social significance we agree with ourselves and the universe and of course a few committed and loved friends, friends all on the same hopeful journey, that we are going to build our Rome of health in a day, a week, month or year – sometimes even a couple of years. Always after a good celebration of life consistent with some great food and the top shelf wine.
I am sure that even the medieval French who introduced this quote – Rome ne fu[t] pas faite toute en un jour, are wondering exactly what they were trying to say, other than the relevance to the physical building of Rome.
Add to this challenge of trying to build your Rome of health, the uncertainty of a super virus that has changed the world as we know it – COVID …. to infinity and beyond, now we really are uncertain of what ‘not being able to build Rome in a day ‘actually means to us.
My view on this and how it can set us all up for a healthier, clearer and happier future. The simple starting point is that Rome quite rightly wasn’t built in a day, no, Rome was built every day and in fact Rome is still being built some 2772 years later, and Rome will always be being built. Start every journey with a clear understanding of your reality.
Then before you place a time frame on your plan to get healthier, fitter, stronger or happier realize that the goal you set is just that, a goal for winning once. What you need to do is set up systems that will prepare you for repeated victory – it’s a journey not a race.
Systems are the disciplined actions we set in place that keep us moving in the direction of our vision, and these allow for slight detours because the systems are an extension of who we are instead of some part of what we want. When we take a wrong turn, the system is not counting the days, it’s clear on the process.
A system is like the tripod of success where your language and actions point directly toward your focus. My philosophy is not based on a diet, training program or supplement. My philosophy is completely grounded on the cornerstone of mindset.
Be clear on your reality, look ahead to your vision and allow for every possibility.