There’s a fine line between being proactive, being over prepared, and always playing catch up. Don’t find yourself always too late and playing catch up. Too many people don’t look to the future and it’s often costly in terms of money, energy, and health. Take action today.
Preventative maintenance can go a long way. You know why they tell you to get your car serviced every 3,000, 5,000, or 7,500 miles? It’s because it is necessary. The little amount of money you might drop on routine maintenance will be nothing compared to the “Oil leak in your car that you just can’t solve.” I’ve known people who dump a bottle of oil in their car every week. “It can’t be that bad,” I said. The owner claimed it just gobbles up oil. When I took it to the repair shop for them, it cost $100 to fix the large crack in their car that was aiding the oil leak. They’d easily passed that amount of money in a bottle of oil every week. The routine maintenance is important. Hell, it needs an oil change and tire rotation anyways, why not have it looked at?
When you take action, you get results.
Routine maintenance works around the home as well. Having a heating system inspected annually is critical to the safety and efficiency of them home. Sure, is it fun to shell out a hundred dollars every year for somebody to tell me, “Still working great!” No. But I know they’re doing more than that as well. How? Because I’ve watched every step of what they do. Trust me, if you get somebody reputable, it’s worth the money.
Of course, those are things. While they can cost us in terms of money and safety, there’s nothing like the people who sacrifice their health or the health of others. We end up sick and wonder how the heck it happened. I recently saw an instance where a child ended up sick and then mom decided it was time to fill them full of fruits and veggies. That’s great and it will help them some today. The best time to avoid the crap and eat well was yesterday, and everyday before that.
There’s no doubt that a treat and junk food is fun every once in a while. The majority of nutrition should come from the healthiest of food and what works for the individual. I’m sorry to say that, no matter how bad we wish it, that’s not hot dogs for anybody. What you get out is what you put in. If you eat crap you’ll grow large and unhealthy. There’s nothing wrong with that, if that’s what your goal is. Just don’t be surprised when you don’t feel or look as you wish. Don’t be surprised if your child gets sick. Look at the input. Take action today, before it’s too late. Even if, it’s better late than never.