There is no such thing as an inconsequential choice. The choices we make every day are important. They matter, in both the short-term and the long-term. Throughout our life our choices either define, redefine, or refine us. The 100 Year Lifestyle, creating your 100:100, is all about choices and calls for constant defining, refining, and redefining. At every stage of life, it is possible to live your healthiest and best life. At any age, it is possible to lean into your choices and create your best 100 Year Lifestyle. Your age isn’t a factor when it comes to defining, redefining, and refining, your life.
Let’s start with defining ourselves. What do you believe defines you? Many people believe that our habits define us. Habits, simply put, are something that we do regularly or often to the point where it can be difficult to stop.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure. ~ Jim Rohn
According to research, it takes on average 66 days to create a new habit. Some people take far more time (up to 254 days) and others far less (only 18 days), but regardless of where you fit—creating a new habit is within reach.
What causes us to take the time and energy to change our habits—define, redefine, or refine ourselves? For some, it is a lifelong search for learning, personal growth, and self-improvement. For others, it is a life experience that can pull the rug out from under us, leaving us feeling lost, vulnerable, or unsure. Sometimes it can be both situations. Either way, the potential and power to redefine yourself, your life, and your situation is always available to you. You can make choices that will heal, renew, and restore you at any time. If you’re motivated, right now you can start a new path. At any time you can change yourself in small or encompassing ways—starting now if you want.
Defined by the Past
If you are living a life defined by your past, if you have strayed from your 100 Year Lifestyle and aren’t, at this moment, living at 100%, then take the steps to redefine or refine yourself. Do what’s necessary to improve the habits that are keeping you from living 100:100. Create the life you want.
Help is Here
Remember, your health is the cornerstone of your 100 Year Lifestyle. Put a 100 Year Lifestyle provider on your wellness team to help you define, redefine, or refine your longevity plan. Then, for tips and guidance on how to redefine or refine other areas of your life, keep reading.