I’m not sure what your garden currently looks like but, for the sake of this rant, let’s pretend it’s not too flash.
There are quite a few weeds growing and spreading, the flowers are all wilted and the grass is looking very brown and patchy. Now this might not concern you too much because life still goes on and I’m sure there are plenty of other things in your life that are doing really well and making you happy.
But you still have that nagging feeling that you really should clean up your garden and make it the oasis it could, and should, be. A few friends have made comments about your garden looking terrible and you finally think enough is enough.
You are now really motivated to do something about cleaning up your garden so you make a plan and get to work. And because of all your planning, effort and time, you are rewarded with an amazing garden that looks amazing and feels great to be in.
Now it really is an oasis you can be proud of. Considering all of your hard work, you think to yourself that you should kick back, relax and enjoy your new garden, as well as all the compliments your friends and family are giving you about it.
But then after a while, you notice a couple of weeds sprouting up. You think that it doesn’t really matter as it’s only a couple of weeds and overall, the garden still looks great.
Then a few of your plants start to die and lose their leaves. But that’s okay, it’s still a much better garden than your neighbour’s, right? But then eventually all of your flowers have died, your trees are bare and the grass is dead and has been replaced by a sea of thick, ugly weeds.
Your garden is no longer a beautiful oasis you can be proud of. You feel disappointed and frustrated that all of your previous efforts have gone to waste. So what happened??
Complacency and lack of maintenance…
Folks, hopefully you’ve realized that the garden I am talking about is your body. I sadly see it time and time again.
People become highly motivated, make a plan and then work hard to achieve their dream body, fitness and health. But then eventually blow it all by becoming complacent and failing to maintain their great results!
If you want your body to represent an ‘oasis’ you can be proud of and enjoy for the rest of your life, then you really do need make a consistent effort to maintain it, because no one else can do it for you…