20 Years Ago Today...

It was on this day 20 years ago that I graduated from high school. At that point I was officially a former high school athlete and never really thought about my own health and/or fitness. I was going to college for Athletic Training/Exercise Science so I did at least have other people's health on my mind somewhat. 

Anyway over 20 years I've learned a few things. So why not list some of them out. Don't worry I'm not doing 20. You wouldn't read that many and even if you did you wouldn't remember half of them.

  • Most people know what they should be doing. The internet will explain how to do most of it. So for most people it's a matter of being motivated enough to just take action. This goes for all things, not just health & fitness. 

  • Don't respond angry and above all else BE NICE! I need to practice this more but I'm loads better than I was 20 years ago. 

  • A little progress is still progress. Don't take it for granted.

  • You think you've been tired and then you have kids and realize that you've never actually been tired. 

  •  Time is precious. Stop wasting it by trying to figure out everything for yourself. 

  • Money certainly isn't everything. That being said though, everything is easier when you don't have to worry about money. 

That's enough for now. This was a fun activity to look back and find the lessons. It's fun because most of these lessons come with a corresponding story that either made me laugh or think "I'm certainly never doing that again." 

Give a shot, you don't need a milestone like a graduation anniversary. Just pick a time frame and go from there. I think you'll be surprised at what you'll come up. I also imagine that the older you are the more meaningful the lessons are. Though I'm curious to know if these lessons will be replaced with new ones or if they'll grow deeper in meaning over the next 20 years. 

Let me some of the lessons you've learned over the years. I'm interested to hear back from you.