April 30th, 2008
I just had lunch with my mom. She turned 81 today. Afterward we took her to Baskin-Robbins to pick up a chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.
This is the one day each year that she will eat sweets. Not kidding. From the time I was a lad she refrained from eating chocolate and other sugary snacks – until her birthday. Then it was open season.
You might wonder how someone could be so disciplined year in and year out. Part of the answer can be found in her ability to block things out of her mind that are not in alignment with her purpose. Yes, she might open the door one day per year – but that door was sealed tight before midnight the same day.
My mother began teaching me how to block distracting thoughts when I was in grade school. And when I did as she advised, I would coast through the day without a single worry.
Later on, when I struggled to become a champion wrestler, my mother’s wisdom often came in handy. She always seemed to know how to tell a story that would change the way I thought about a situation.
In another 11 days we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day. Start thinking now about something you can do to show your love and appreciation for the woman who helped bring you into the world.
By the way, in another 16 days, the first day of my Get Tough Fitness Seminar will begin – a seminar in which I teach the mental and physical keys to health and fitness.
My mom and dad will be there – along with Dan Gable, my college wrestling coach – and another 81-year old, Sakai Yusai – aka the Japanese Superman.
Hope you can make it. Only a couple seats remain.
Go here and enroll NOW.