LASIK, Vacation, & 700

Yesterday I had a laser beam burned into my eyes...

I had LASIK. 

For the first time since 6th grade, I can go without glasses or contacts.

For the first time this morning in 15 years I won't have to put my contacts in. 

I stacked the surgery on the day after my 10-day vacation so only people I would never see again would have to see me with glasses (I have to not wear my contacts for the 5 days prior to surgery). 

So, what does all of this have to do with you?

Well, one, just like I get to know you, I want you to know me. I don't want to just be the person the bombards you with daily e-mails, I want to build a relationship, and shining a light into my personal life every once in awhile is a great way to do that. 

Two, I think there's a great lesson. 

I want to let you in on a little secret...

This e-mail, along with the other ones you've received for the last 10 days is actually being written before I even step on the plane for my vacation. 


It's a priority for me to connect with my community every single day. 

I know I won't have access to a computer for the next 10-12 days, and it's a priority of mine to show up in your inbox, every single day, Monday-Friday, at noontime. 

It's a rule for me, a non-negotiable. 

And I'll soon pass 700 e-mails sent, 700 straight days of never missing. 

The lesson for you?

If it's important you'll find the time. 

"I don't have time" is the biggest excuse on Planet Earth. 

One of my favorite lines is...

Instead of Saying "I Don't Have Time," Say "It's Not a Priority"

Think about that for a minute...

Instead of saying " I don't have time to workout."

Try saying " It's not a priority for me to workout."

It sounds different, right?

And it's the truth...

Listen, I'm not here to judge, I'm human too, there's plenty of things I've dropped the ball on (workouts included), but the hard truth is that when I said no to something, I've said yes to something else. 

It's okay that you didn't work out, but when you don't you're saying it's not a priority, and if something else is a bigger priority, that's cool, but if it's a priority to you, you'll find the time. 

Again, I've said no to other things, but showing up for you every single day at noon time is a priority of mine. I'll say no to something else, to say yes to this because I've made it a priority, even if that means writing 12 e-mails and scheduling them before I leave for vacation. 

It's up to you what is a priority in life, but if your health is a priority, stop saying you don't have time, and instead admit that it's really not a priority. 

When you choose to make fitness a priority, you will have to say no to something else (sleeping in, being home right after work, etc), but if it's a priority, you'll find the time. 

Hope that helps. 

I can't wait to see you (pun intended) soon. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling 

PS: Accountability is the key here. We all know we need to exercise, but sticking with it is the hardest part. At Spurling, we have what we call our "3 uniques," coaching, community, and accountability. If you're looking for more accountability, click here, fill out the form, and we'll set up a time to see how we can help.