“Body, Mind, and Spirit!”
In life, your personal success depends upon how well you nurture
these 3 areas!
You have only one body. It needs nourishment
including a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, starches, protein,
dairy, oil or fats, vitamins, and minerals. Your breakfast of a
doughnut and coffee, a fast food lunch, and 4 course dinner just
before bedtime is NOT a balanced diet!
Consistent nourishment is accomplished by planning your meals. Eat
breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a
pauper. Your body can’t be at peak performance by skipping meals or
overeating. If you eat just before bedtime, your body works to
digest your food instead of creating the serotonin necessary for
That brings us to getting proper rest. Our bodies
require rest to repair worn out cells, and replenish our energy.
Schedule your sleep time. If 7-8 hours sleep is not possible, carve
out some time during the day for meditation or a
Exercise regularly to keep your weight, cardiovascular system, and
muscles in shape.
Continuous learning keeps your mind alert. Professionals are
life-long learners. Challenge yourself to read 6 books a year or
more. That achievement creates continuous
Remember that: “As you think, you are!” Be sure to put into
practice what you learn. You can’t rely on what you know; you can
only rely on what you practice.
Goal-setting, and achieving those goals, increases your
self-esteem. As self-esteem increases, so does your confidence to
tackle more and bigger projects. And remember, “When you’re
green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot?”
Just as your body needs nourishment and your mind needs positive
stimulation, your spirit also needs attention. We are not just
flesh and bone. We have a spirit that connects us to our Maker. He
has a master plan for your life and has given you the talents
required to achieve that plan. Ask for direction, and He will
reveal it to you.
Our spirit can be renewed through positive interactions with our
friends, relatives, and associations. However, only associate with
people who have similar positive outlooks on life. Avoid those who
would drive you into jealousy or hatred. Those attitudes will
poison your spirit.
Self-control is the hallmark of someone with a healthy
Your success in life is created by nurturing your body, mind, and
spirit. Create and follow a life plan that is both positive and in
alignment with God’s plan for you!
That is today’s Morning Minute!
Morning Minute: 9/29/23
“Reading, Listening, Watching, and Doing?”
How DO you learn?
As infants, we began learning by watching. We watched how our
parents reacted when we cried, when we were hungry, and when we
soiled our diapers. We had no understanding of language, so we
learned by watching the actions of those who cared for us to
determine how we would react.
Becoming toddlers, we still learned more by watching. However, as
we began to understand words, we started listening while watching.
With words and small phrases, we learned to communicate. We learned
how to use the potty, how to feed ourselves, and how to play. We
In school, we first learned our alphabet by watching, listening,
and repeating…by doing. As we learned to read, a whole new
world of information became available to us. So, we watched, we
listened, and we read. Then we did the exercises so that what we
learned, we could remember. We learned…by
As older children we learned to do our chores and perform personal
hygiene by watching, listening, and practicing. On the playground
we watched, and we listened, and we learned how to the play games.
We were practicing, learning from each other. We learned…by
As teens we began to learn how to accomplish more complicated
functions. We read, we watched, and we listened to videos and
recordings. Competing in activities and completing projects, we
gathered information, we collaborated with others, and we
Now, as adults, we have our own learning preferences. We listen to
lectures and podcasts. We go online to watch videos. We
attend classes to watch, listen, and learn. Or, we have someone
demonstrate how to perform a certain task. Then we begin practicing
what we learned to get good at it. We learn…by
Think about a habit you have. How did you develop that habit? Did
you get better at it the more you did it? Of course, it became a
habit. A habit learned…by doing.
Professionals like doctors and lawyers call their
businesses…practices. To stay proficient in their calling they must
continually learn and adapt. They practice constantly…by
You won’t get better at doing something, unless you practice
doing it correctly. In other words, practice does not make
perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Education Without Action is Just
That is today’s Morning Minute.