Quality Over Everything

I am a firm believer that every aspect of our life should prioritize quality. Quality thoughts, quality relationships, and quality foods all lead to a fulfilling, happy life, which deep down, most people are looking for.

Do these sentiments sound familiar?
“You are your thoughts.”
“You are the average of the 5 people you most associate with.”
“You are what you eat.”

By taking these attitudes and viewing them through a lens of high quality, you can take your well-being to a higher level.

1) You Are Your Thoughts

Henry Ford may have said it best, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” The type of thoughts we have sets the tone for how we are going to show up. Positive thoughts lead to positive actions and positive actions lead to positive self-esteem. On the other hand, negative thoughts lead to inaction, which leads to self-doubt. Oftentimes, our effectiveness in accomplishing a task is a direct result of our thoughts behind it. When our thoughts are positive we are confident, energized, and more engaged with the task at hand. When negative thoughts creep in we tend to second guess ourselves, doubt our abilities, and ultimately delay or give up on our aspirations. Starting with positive thoughts is a crucial step in beginning any process that is important to you.

2) You Are The Average of The 5 People You Associate With

The rule suggests that the 5 people you interact with the most will shape the person that you are. This borrows from the law of averages, which is the theory that “the result of any given situation will be the average of all outcomes.” We may interact with a lot of people, but the few that we are closest to have the biggest impact on our thinking and decisions. This demonstrates why it is so important to surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. People who are going to help you raise the bar, constantly work towards your highest potential, keep it real with you, and help you be happier.Take a minute to reflect and think about the company you keep. Are these people lifting you higher or bringing you down?

3) You Are What You Eat

Time and time again I see people who want to feel and look great, but keep putting shitty foods in their bodies. Quality food matters. Imagine your favorite luxury vehicle: A Bentley, Maserati, or Rolls Royce for example. All of these cars need the best motor oil and premium gas to run to their capabilities and not break down. The same is true of your body! If you want to have great energy, focus, and a body that you are proud of, you have to eat high quality, premium foods. Organic vegetables and fruits, pastured animal meats/eggs, wild-caught seafood, non-oxidized stable fats, and proper grains (if well tolerated) can all have a profound impact on your body. In contrast, high inflammatory, processed foods such as factory-farmed meat and seafood, refined grains, refined sugar/sweeteners, refined oils, diet/fat-free foods, and fast food all can negatively impact your performance. Your body is your temple. Treat it as such!

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