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057 – Mind The Big Things



As humans we tend to take things for granted, especially the little things, but bigger things too.  It’s kind of unavoidable, after all…if we responded to everything as though it was the first time we’ve seen it, we wouldn’t get anything done, we would just wander around being awe-struck by everything we saw.

So, it’s good that we have the capacity to take some things for granted, it free’s up our brain so we can focus on the things in front of us that need our attention.

Water going down a drain, our car starting when we turn the key, electricity, our cell phones working, our computers, etc., etc.  We all take these things for granted until the second they stop working…then it becomes a big deal.  Thats normal though, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that.

Here’s the thing though;  There are these types of things, and then there are other types of things that we should make an effort to never, ever take for granted.  I’m thinking of two things in particular;  One is our health, and the other is the people we know and love.  When I say mind the big things, I’m talking about things like this.

So what does all this have to do with being a better man?  I think it’s kind of obvious…Look you can be the wealthiest, most successful man in the world but if your body is falling apart in your 40’s what good is it?  Or you can be super fit, successful, famous, and have everything you want…but if all your relationships fail, if you aren’t close to anyone and you don’t have a true friend in the world…what good is all that other stuff with no one to share it with in your solitude?

Being a better man is about constantly striving to improve in all areas of your life, all the parts that make a man.  That includes your physical, mental, and emotional health as well as your career and financial health.  It includes being a good friend, brother, husband, father and son and being true to your responsibilities, how you act when no one is watching, and your personal relationship to the guy you see when you look in the mirror.

The past is gone, it doesn’t even matter…what you have is the present; this moment you are living in…and what you do with that will determine your future.

I’m not telling you what to do.  One of the reasons I do this show is to help make you aware of these things…what you do with the information is completely up to you, because you are the man and it’s your job to run your life.

If you ever have a question about anything I say here, I’m an email away.  If you need specific help with anything I’ve talked about…I’m also an email away.  Just reach out to me if you need to, that’s why I’m here.  It’s easy, just hit the button that says contact Alf in the menu bar. 

Now, make sure and Mind the big things.


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