Posit*: EVERYONE Can be Healthy, Wealthy and Wise0
There are ONLY two reasons you (me…everyone) are not healthy, wealthy and wise right now: 1) you don’t know what to do, or 2) you don’t do what you know you should.
Setting aside the exceptions–congenital diseases, birth defects, injury, accidents, economic or national disasters, third world deficiencies in educational opportunity and so forth–consider the possibility for a first world nation like the U.S.
According to the Center on Disease Control (CDC) 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. That’s 610,000 people every year! More than one third (34.9%) of American adults are obese. That’s 78.6 million Americans!
According to the United States Census Bureau, During the 3-year period from 2009 to 2011, approximately 31.6 percent of the population had at least one spell of poverty lasting 2 or more months. That is 99.5 million Americans!
An Associated Press-Ipsos poll from 2007, indicates one in four adults did not read a book of any kind the previous year. Additional research showed that the 27% of non-readers tend to be older, less educated, lower income, minorities, from rural areas and less religious. That is 81.3 million Americans that didn’t read a book that year!
Consider your own definitions of healthy, wealthy and wise. Are you?
We all know the secret to being so. There is no magic, no mystery…and no one else to blame.
- To be Healthy: Eat right and exercise.
- To be Wealthy: Spend less than you earn.
- To be Wise: Read
Consider that: 100 million dieters contribute to a $20 billion (with a “B”) fad diet industry (ABC.com); The average 55 to 64-year-olds only have about $65,000 in savings (Forbes); and the average American over age two spends more than 34 hours a week watching live television. (Neilson)
The difference between the “haves” and the “have-nots” is not complicated. Nor is it external. It is internal. It is a matter of discipline and choice.
Those who have, generally choose to behave as healthy, wealthy and wise. Those who have not would rather eat, drink and be merry. Those who have are more than happy to provide the goods and services to the have-nots. That way everybody gets what they really want.
Now, what do you want?
At the American Business Institute of Success and Prosperity, we are out to create 10 million millionaires. That was once a scary number. Compared to the numbers above, ten million is just a drop in the bucket. Why a millionaire?
“Because of what it will make of you to achieve it.” (Jim Rohn)
Join us to know what to do and to be empowered to get it done.
(*posit[ ˈpäzit ]VERB: assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument.)