Watch any post game interview with an athlete of the winning team and they will credit their win to the game plan. Why is that? Because it is what prepared them for the game. They were ready for certain situations. They had a plan of attack for something they encountered. Bottom line is the were NOT caught off guard. You also need a game plan when it comes to your health.
What I mean is first you need to envision the outcome. Just like an athlete envisions the win. You have to see yourself healthy, you have to see yourself achieving goals you set for yourself. Then you have to set a plan of attack. What helps me get closer to my goal? Then you do that routinely. (practice) Now this concept of goal setting and dedication isn't new to most people. Application may be, but not the concept. But one thing I want to talk about which may not be as familiar is those moments of getting caught off guard. In your game plan you need default actions that you revert to. This eliminates getting caught off guard and ending up with a result you weren't wanting, a loss.
For example, I know if my daughter gets a fever, I am not jumping straight to Tylenol. I know the fever is good for her, and my plan of action is to do whatever I can to lower the fever naturally. If the fever gets to 104, which is my personal comfort zone, I would intervene with a fever reducer. But if I didn't have this plan, when my daughter had a slight fever of 101 and was shivering and crying when I placed her in a tepid bath, my emotions would kick in and take over. I would be caught off guard, not have a plan, and feel bad for her and most likely jump to the tylenol.
Another example, is no where in my game plan is pharmaceutical medication an option. Unless in an emergency, life or death situation. So let's say I had high cholesterol, which I don't, and on a routine physical the doctor recommended I go on a Statin for that. If I have a goal not to be on a bunch of meds than I would say, well I think I will work on my diet, exercise a little more, look in to some natural alternatives, and I'll come back to get it checked in a few months. But if that wasn't in your game plan it would be very easy to find yourself on a statin for the rest of your life.
Last example, if God forbid I was diagnosed with cancer, I know today that radiation and chemo would not be the course of action for me. I would explore other options like drastic diet changes, ph balancing, the Gerson Method, peptide therapy, oxygen therapy, etc. But if I let a doctor scare me in to chemo with out a game plan, I know where I would end up, not at my goal. I was never a boy scout, but I agree with their motto, always be prepared.
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