How Can Your Reputation Impact Your Health

Around 6 years ago, I began to research and focus on health. My research showed me that the biggest killer is stress. Trying to fight over every penny and putting people down might seem like what you think you need to do to get ahead, but ultimately, you’ll end up killing yourself with stress and make everyone’s life around you hell.

You need to surround yourself with people who share the same ideology. You can explain this to people, I can write it in this book and people can read it, and they may agree with what I’m saying but not actually act on it.

The simple truth is, you can educate people, but they still won’t take your teaching on board.
If you want to work with me, then you must be in it for the long haul. There is no “in and out” plan where I’m concerned. And if you’re pretending, then you’ll be found out. Even the most accomplished liars can pretend for so long.

There is an excellent proverb that I am mindful of, which is:

“When you’re dead, you don’t know that you’ve made people suffer. When you’re an idiot, it’s the same.”
You could be a successful businessman and still be an idiot. You may not even be aware of your idiocy; just because you’ve a bank full of cash, it doesn’t make you any cleverer than the next man.

Bad times and experiences may, at the point of their occurrence, feel like the worst thing in the world, but really, what do they matter? When did you ever hear an 80-year-old complain that something didn’t work out? The truth is things always work out.

Experiences – good or bad – are a part of what makes us human. The alternative would be to wrap yourself in bubble wrap and remove yourself from life, distance yourself from living to the extent that nothing could go wrong. But in doing so, you’d be removing yourself from the things that could go right, too. To live such an existence, in an eternal state of purgatory, would be a fate worse than death.

I appreciate my insignificance on the planet. Whatever happens to me, whether I make money or lose money, whether I get ill and die, what does it really matter to the bigger picture? Life experiences are a part of being human, and humans are the biggest cancer on this planet.

I, as a human, am culpable of destroying the planet. What right, therefore, do I have to complain? I am not a man willing to assume a “happy medium” and live a life with less risk and fewer ups and downs. I am a man who enjoys the rollercoaster of life and I do not let sadness or negativity get in my way.

There is, though, one thing that causes me distress, which is when people attempt to discredit my reputation.

Unsubstantiated stories do not concern me; after all, “what Susan says about Sally, says more about Susan than it does about Sally.” People will always try and talk about me, through jealousy or envy, but I will always stick up for myself. I despise confrontation, but I’m not a pushover or a yes person. If I need to defend myself, or a situation, I am not afraid to do it.

When it comes down to it, health and reputation are what matter most to me. That being said, I don’t mind damaging my health for a few wines and vodkas at the weekend…as long as my reputation remains intact! I wouldn’t jeopardise my reputation for anything.

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