A Flowchart For Success And Failure

Defining Success and Failure is a challenge in and of itself. It is subjective and arguable. In the following flowchart, I outline some basic key factors that commonly lead to the conclusion stated at the bottom of the flowchart.

It is not easy to reveal a plan of action on 1 piece of paper that outlines ALL the necessary steps, but I’ll bet many will be able to relate to the listed key points and the direction in life it points. The good news is, it is always possible to choose to migrate from the left side of the flowchart over to the right side. All it takes is desire, self worth and value, a little courage to reach outside one’s comfort zone and persistence. I would personally like to welcome all readers currently living their lives on the left side to join me on the right side. I really enjoy meeting new inspiring people that help me improve the quality of my life!

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  1. Thanks for this! I love the progression. I’m currently working on allowing my love for television to co-exist for my need to be active.

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    1. Knowing that one doesn’t have to be sacrificed for the other makes finding a balance easier to achieve.

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    2. My stationary exercise bike (with magnetic resistance) is quiet enough that I can use it while watching TV. I don’t watch much TV anyway; when I do, I either ride the bike or do many repetitions with light weights.

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      1. This is one of the most productive ways to use a television. It provides background distraction while attaining the physical benefits of exercise. Bravo!

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  2. Chronic pain is real and can make life miserable, but you’re right, it is avoidable for most of us.

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    1. The flowchart was meant to be conceptual. It was not meant to guarantee an outcome, but rather help people understand the typical patterns and results as we age. I would have to say the Big Picture expresses the options most of us have IF we are willing to open our eyes and participate in the process.

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  3. Short and sweet blog post with so much powerful content!

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    1. Thank you Abigail. Sometimes fewer words grab more and help convince people about a better alternative option.

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      1. I love this approach

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        1. Thank you Abigail. Proving a point without overwhelming the reader was the goal.

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  4. Great chart and food for thought for anyone raising a child. Early habits can make suh a difference in our lives.

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    1. If young children were given an opportunity to live on the right side of this chart, the health problems of this world would diminish quickly. The beauty is, at any stage in life, the opportunity to follow the right side of this chart is available. People simply need to decide for themselves if the value achieved is worth their effort.

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      1. Exactly. It is never too late to start.

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  5. These days they could add hours of electronic games, texting and hanging out on social networking sites for young children too. They’re constantly tethered to their phones and use them even when eating dinner or when watching movies.

    I’ve actually known a few who have mastered looking at you (pretending to listen) while they text under the table. It’s actually quite remarkable!

    They don’t spend much time outdoors and even when they do, they’re tapping away on their phones!

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  6. The challenges of parenting are enormous. It is not easy to have a child resent the rules a parent must sometimes need to enforce for their benefit. It’s not easy to wait 20+ years for the child to return with praise for helping guide them down a difficult path. What parent wouldn’t like to be known as the “cool” parent? It is our responsibility to always remember the child’s welfare comes first, even if it creates some bumpy emotional roads. Answering the question, “did I do my best giving my child the best upbringing possible,” is a judgement call each parent must search their own heart to answer. If we want more for them, we must show them what it takes by being examples for them to follow.

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  7. So So True Dr J.
    We live our lives by what we learn. Admittedly I sit in front of this computer a little too much but I know I only watch TV for a couple of hours a day at the most, I am active, I eat healthily and I making that change because I want life so although the chart outlines a lifestyle, we must remember, it is never too late to “jump ship” and head for the healthy port….!

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    1. Absolutely. You are a model of improved emotional and physical health. Many will learn from reading about all your experiences.

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      1. I hope so Doc, I really do hope so Doc.!!

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  8. Well done! I just finished reading The Relaxation Revolution. The importance of learning to meditate, relax, MOVE, believe in the positive aspects of ourselves, is so great. And sitting in front of the TV is the opposite of the above. πŸ™‚

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    1. Good health is really about BALANCING Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health. We must work on all aspects to truly be and feel healthy.
      Thank you for adding your comment and sharing The Relaxation Revolution with all of us.

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      1. I wish more doctors stressed the importance of those three elements of good health, and I wished more patients understood it. Now, I’m off to stand in my ‘tree pose’ for a few minutes. πŸ™‚

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  9. Great post Dr. J. Appreciate it – happy day my friend! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for taking your time to read it and comment. Be well.

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    1. Hugs for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  11. Thanks…its always nice to have this information…and I am moving my big blue bal into the living room with my weights so I can exercise while watching tv….thanks

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    1. Puts a smile on my face when people take a sedentary activity like TV watching and turn it into productive exercise time with background sound. Well done!

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      1. thanks….always nice to make someone smile…kat

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  12. This is a very good flow chart Dr J and shows a great comparison of how a habit of a young person ‘compounds’ into their later years. A big problem we have as society is office work spaces. I spend too much of my time sat down. I sit down on my way to work on a train. I sit down at work. I sit down on my way home from work. I sit down to eat dinner. I sit down to talk with my family.

    We are living longer lives, but not always healthier sadly. (I am only 24 so I hope to change my work lifestyle).

    Tristan

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    1. After reading your 2016 plan, it looks like you won’t be sitting nearly as much. I hope you successfully attack your resolutions and incorporate them into daily living. Seeking lifestyle goals rather than pursuing small individual obstacles creates patterns of living that typically improve LONG TERM RESULTS. This adds to the chances for (BOTH) LONGER AND HEALTHIER LIVES.

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  14. This is an excellent infographic! I am going to share it πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Scarlet Pen! With my lack of computer skills, it took me forever to create. Since you’re sharing it, it was worth the effort. πŸ™‚

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  15. I like this – nothing that should be hard for anyone, yet so many choose the wrong path!

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    1. It seems the “choice” NOT TO DO for oneself is chosen more and more often these days at our own detriment. This is a “merry go round” ride people need to get off.

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