I’m one of those people that finds it hard to switch off. Any spare time I have I try to put to good use.
Doesn’t mean I crave socialising, running around or having to get out of the house to stimulate my mind just because I can’t sit still.
It means I like to utilise any downtime I have to try and learn about something or educate myself.
Once my work for the day is done and my daily exercise fix has been completed I feel if I’m not improving my knowledge and awareness of the world in some way then I’m wasting time.
I love reading and watching youtube. I enjoy educating myself about anything from business to religion to economics to investing to psychology and philosophising about what all of it means.
The studying and observation of people, our purpose and why we do the things we do fascinates me.
Guess you could say I’m a bit of a geek.
There’s a lot I want to know and there’s a lot of questions that come with it too.
Anyway after tucking myself in at around 8pm on a Saturday night a couple of weeks ago, I started browsing on my phone.
Wasn’t long before I’d honed in to what I was looking for and so I proceeded to watch some clips on Warren Buffett.
For those that don’t know, Warren Buffett is a very successful American businessman, investor and philanthropist.
At 89 years of age he is widely considered to be the best investor in the world and has a net worth of around US$90 billion.
A simply staggering amount.
When someone like that talks you just listen. Simple as that.
Fair to say it didn’t take long for the video to spit out some useful info as right off the bat the clip begun with an excellent analogy from him.
He was giving a presentation to some school students and this is what he said…
‘’70 years ago I was in high school. Almost a third as long as the country has been around.
And when I was in high school I really only had two things on my mind… girls and cars.
And I wasn’t doing very well with girls so we’ll talk about cars.
Let’s just imagine that when we finish, I’m gonna let each one of you pick out the car of your choice. Sounds good doesn’t it?
Pick it out, any colour, you name it, it’ll be tied up with a bow and it will be at your house tomorrow.
And you say…. well what’s the catch?
And the catch is, that it’s the only car you’re going to get in your lifetime.
Now what are you going to do knowing that that’s the only car you’re ever going to have?
You’ll love that car. You’re going to take care of it like you cannot believe.
Now what I’d like to suggest is you’re not going to only get one car in your lifetime.
But you are only going to get one body and one mind and that’s all you’re going to get.
And that body and mind feels terrific now.
But it has to last you a lifetime.’’
After hearing that it straight away got me thinking so I quickly paused the clip and wrote down a reminder note to use this quote in a blog.
Turns out its this one funnily enough.
I wanted to use this as it is precisely the message I’ve been banging on about for god knows how long and it’s refreshing when it comes from a person with an enormous amount of authority and respect.
I want to reiterate and reinforce exactly what one of the richest and most successful people on the planet is saying.
We only have one crack at this. One body, one life.
Why then do so many of us waste this opportunity and constantly neglect our bodies?
Why do we abuse our bodies with the foods we put into our mouths and the damage we do by neglect through lack of exercise, smoking, drinking alcohol and being lazy?
It makes no sense.
We have one body that has to last a lifetime. You better take damn good care of it because if you don’t you’ll wish you had.
The investment in yourself is the single most important one you can make so make sure you are doing it while you have the opportunity.
‘’If you have a body, we can help you’’
Infinite Fitness Peninsula