I have always thought one of the funniest things that could happen is for the Olympics to be sponsored by Krispy Kreme! I don’t know why that makes me laugh so much but I think it would be a hilarious irony. The humor is from the fact that very few athletes eat a lot of Krispy Kreme. The sprinters wouldn’t and the gymnast sure wouldn’t. Olympic athletes have to be very disciplined. They could always go binge out with a dozen doughnuts but they usually choose to do something better. Their goal is the long term win and not the short term win.
As men, we make choices everyday. Sometimes we think them through and sometimes we don’t think much at all. The key to making the right choices comes with our own desires for short-term or long-term goals. In that framework, we must recognize the choice and then make the choice.
Recognize The Choice
One of the key truths we must see is the fact that we do have a choice. We have the ability to choose what is best for the long-term or not. We must recognize this truth because it brings the power back to us. Too many men make bad choices and refuse to accept the responsibility for those choices.
Since we are talking about doughnuts, let’s use our eating and weight as examples. One of the hardest things for many men to do is lose weight. They struggle with their weight but they often forget that they do have a choice. They can choose to eat less and eat better. They can choose to not eat out as much or choose healthier food when they do eat out. They do have a choice, but they must recognize their ability to choose and take full responsibility for their choices.
Make The Choice
Making the right choices comes from our overall goals and our desire for the best. Just like Olympic athletes choose to not eat Krispy Kreme because they want to be in the best shape for the games and not just good shape. As men, we must decide if we want our life to be ok or if we want it to be the best it can be.
The choice is ours if we are going to have ok health or the best health. We can pick if we want a good marriage or the best marriage. We can also choose if we want to be an ok dad or a great dad. The desire to be great gives us the power to make the little everyday choices. Choosing our health over a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts isn’t easy, but if we want the best health, we make that choice.
What choices are you facing right now as a man?
What long-term goals do you want and are you willing to start making better choices to reach them?
Why not get some friends together and start helping each other to choose the best over the ok?