I had a great Father’s Day yesterday.
With that said, I couldn’t help experience some sadness thinking about my dad. In a few days it’ll be 5 years since he left this earth.
I remember some of the jokes he used to make about Father’s Day. A few months before it, he would joke about how a big holiday was coming up. The reality was this. He was a simple guy and didn’t need a big production for Father’s Day. He just wanted to spend time with his family.
That was definitely passed down to me.
Our family spent the entire day together. First church. Then Panera for lunch. We spent a couple of hours at a park and then had my favorite dinner at home. My girls made me feel like a king!
On the way to church, at about 9:30 AM, Olivia shouts out, “Mom and dad, can we get ice cream?” She was 100% serious. We explained to her that we just had breakfast and were headed to church. However, the next day (which is today) is her 3rd birthday and we would celebrate and have some dessert.
Of course, that dessert would be after we eat a meal, not before.
Brian Tracy, a popular motivational speaker talks about the principle of having dinner before dessert.
Many people simply can’t (or don’t try to) delay gratification long enough to experience the results they are looking for.
To find success in any area (fitness, finances, relationships), we must learn to be long-term minded. This patience is absolutely crucial. There are steps that we simply can’t skip. There is a logical order to eating a meal. Dinner comes first and if we reverse the order, we’ll be too full for dinner.
So, eat dinner first. Do the bigger and more important things first like working out, planning healthy meals, etc. Don’t worry about menial tasks first and then be too drained for what matters most.
Billy Hofacker – Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp – BS, CSCS