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Updated: Oct 22, 2020

When it comes to the “SECRET” of your long-lasting health, it makes me think about the story of an old lighthouse keeper. In the last week of the last month of the year, this lighthouse keeper had only a limited amount of oil left to keep his lighthouse brighten so that passage ships could avoid the rocky sea coast.

One night, a young man who lived close by this lighthouse lost his oil due to the leakage of the oil vessel and left with no oil to lighten up his home and he desperately needed to borrow some of this oil to lighten up his home to protect his family from poisonous insects continuously roaming around this overgrown, jungle-like village. Afterward listening to this young man's concern, the lighthouse keeper gave him some of his own oil. On next night, a passenger passing through this village asked for the help of to lighthouse keeper for some oil to light his lamp so he could pass on this dense village. This time, the lighthouse keeper also complied with this request and poured the oil to fill the passenger’s lamp. Again, the next night, an old lady approached him, she begged for some oil so that she could burn it to warm his son’s body who is suffering from the deep cold. Again the lighthouse keeper got sympathized. Soon all his oil was got exhausted and he was left with no oil in his vessel to brighten up this lighthouse. On this night, many ships got ashore, they have undergone heavy damage due to the collision with impenetrable rocks at the seashore, the cargo undergone devastation and the many lives were lost. What do you think about why it got happened? Yes, you are thinking right, the lighthouse keeper has not performed his duty efficiently. But on the other side, he had helped others to comfort their lives too.

So who has the fault? Who is responsible for the damage to the lost lives of many? Yes, again you are thinking right, the lighthouse keeper is the culprit because the lighthouse keeper forgot to focus on his priority. He neglected his primary duty and went out of course to help others.

Sometimes for even a few noblest intentions will cause destruction and destroys lives if we don’t manage our life’s priorities in the right order. Exactly similar events occur within our life too. We tend to neglect our precious health to satisfy others and our needs/wants. We seem to spend our exercise time with family and friends, we skip the gym hour to work extra on our business or jobs, we use to order the spicy food from online options instead of cooking healthy meals in regards to saving our time, we forget our body’s digestive system capability when is the time for festive celebrations, we ignore our sugar intakes when it comes to praise someone’s achievements, we let to dominate laziness over activeness, we just break the bars of our senses whenever we see, we smell, some mouthwatering foodstuff nearby.

Thus we waste our health hours on other things which might be good or bad, avoidable or inevitable, obligatory or dispensable but there is one thing is pretty sure that our today’s health hour is gone, it doesn’t matter whatever fortune you have, you just can’t go back in time to restore it. Here are condition becomes pretty much similar to the lighthouse keeper who has shown his noblest intentions by helping the needy but in a long run, he is responsible for huge damage of goods and lost lives. Likewise, our ignorance towards our health to satisfy our/other's needs and wants puts us blameworthy for our nasty health. Your bad health just doesn’t trouble you alone, it put your close ones in trouble too. You can imagine if you are got admitted to a hospital, how many people of your family and friend circle get disturbed in their life too. I always believe the most substantial gift you can give to your family and friends is a healthy you. Always keep this in mind that God has given you this body to perform great works but your foremost duty is to take care of your body then afterward you can do some great work. If your own health, your own body is disturbed physically, mentally, and emotionally then there is no doubt your work efficiency and work quality will not going to be of great level. Your top-notch health keeps you centered on your highest life priorities and helps you avoid the neglect that permeates the lives of so many of us. Start managing your time more efficiently, find your health hour in those 24 hours of the day, and never sacrifice this hour for the sake of other priorities. Always remember it is in your body you have to live in throughout your life, make sure, exceptional body be your topmost priority. Time is your most precious commodity and yet most of us live as if we have all the time in the world. The real secret to getting control of your life is to restore a sense of focus in your days, prioritizing your priority. The real secret to getting things done is knowing what things need to be left undone. Once you start spending the hours of your days only on those high-leverage tasks and priorities that will advance your health, your mission, and legacy, everything will change.

A person of true character spends his hours, his days doing things which are the right thing to do. All too often, we spend our days waiting for the ideal path to appear in front of us. We forget that paths are made by walking not waiting. The smallest of actions is always better than the boldest of intentions. The days come and go like muffled, your best hours are always slipping like the sand in your fist, as you live your days, and so on you will live your life. It is easy to get caught up in the trap of thinking that this day does not matter much given all the days that lay ahead of you. But a great health is nothing more than a series of great hours of exercise and clean eating done each day. Every health hour, every day, counts and contributes to the quality of your physique. The past is gone, the future is yet to come, so this day is really all you can own. Invest it wisely. Your health is not a drama rehearsal. Lost health rarely gets restore to as same as it used to be.

Today, pledge to increase your passion for health and multiply the commitment you will bring to each day that will follow this one. Many people think that it takes months and years to change your health but here I disagree. You change your health in the seconds you make a decision from the depths of your soul to install a healthy habit, to be a better version of yourself. What takes the months and years are the efforts you must apply to maintain that decision. And the best "health transformation" decision you will ever make is the one to devote at least 1 hour of your day to your health.

Always remember most of the time, tomorrow is the busiest day. Start practicing your health hour from today onwards…!!! JAI SINGH Author



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