By Casey Grey
I like to believe that I have strong will power. I can get myself to take action. I can make the tough decisions.
On the outside, this may look true. I eat healthy, I work hard, I exercise (sometimes), I floss (sometimes), I meditate daily, I write daily, I read daily and so on.
In reality, I've just created habits by setting up my environment to win. You put me around people who eat fast food every day, watch the latest TV shows every night and drink beer with the boys every weekend, I would likely end up doing that.
The thing is I don't want to do that. Personally, I want to grow and experience greater and greater things every day. I want to live a long, healthy life. I want to feel alive. I want to help millions of people. I want to producer more than a consumer. I want to show my wife and my son that I can do anything.
And it takes way more than will power to do those things.
It's all about putting the systems in place so that I can't fail.
I want to eat healthy so I don't go places where they serve unhealthy food and I don't buy crappy food.
I want to be fit so I joined a gymnastics course where I have people who are expecting me to show up and I started skiing with the family every weekend. Both of which I prepaid for so I have to show up unless I want to waste my money.
I want surround myself with amazing people so I joined a mastermind group and attend events that push me beyond my limits.
I want to floss so I put the floss beside my toothpaste so I see it.
I want to read every day so I bought a kindle and put it beside my bed so I don't have to keep the light on when my wife is trying to sleep. Plus I can pick up the same book from my phone any time and anywhere I have cell phone reception.
Will power will only get you so far. Set your life up to win.
P.S. Remember to have fun while you're doing it :)