You are what you…

You are what you… listen to.

You thought this was going to be about food, didn’t you. :-)

You probably thought I was going to say:
Well, we all know that, don’t we.. (please say- yes..) it makes little difference on how most people feed themselves, but yeah, we all know that, right?

You are what you watch on tv and in the theater and online.

You are what you read.

If you want to know what/who you are going to be in a few years, look no further than your friends and/or your media choices.

We’ve heard it a thousand times- You become who you hang around (the younger crowd still doesn’t buy it, us older folks- we know it’s true), but what happens when you ‘hang around’ just as many television shows, movies, music, games, books as you do actual people?
Well, hmmm.. it’s no different. You become.. what you hang around.

What you feed your mind is just as much a contributor to who you are as your eating choices.
Wait, you don’t think what you watch, read, or listen to has any impact on you?  Really?

The average cost for a 30 second commercial in the Superbowl is 3.5 MILLION dollars. Folks, EVERYONE  in marketing and advertising knows that everything you see, hear and read has an impact on you. And that impact will shape who you become. It will shape how you feel about yourself, your income, your car, your clothes, your values, your family, your career, your looks, your future, your spouse… And 30 seconds? WOW, they can just about own you with that much time in your head. That’s the ONLY reason anyone would be willing to pay that much for just 30 seconds. And HOURS?!?

Look back at how your views and values (good and bad) have changed over the years, they can all be traced back to what you read, saw, listened to or were modeled.

I challenge you to guard what goes into your mind as closely as you guard what goes into your mouth. Take a closer look at what you’re taking in. The mind, body and soul are all connected, to be health conscience is not merely about watching what you eat, it’s time to start taking care of our whole body health.

Since I’m going to become what I read, watch and listen to, I want my choices to reflect my values and my goals.
I want to be fed with possibility and potential.. I want something to aspire to.
I want my choices to point to the person I want to be in a few years from now.