You probably don’t know Bill Diehl. Prior to retiring from the law firm of James, McElroy & Dielhl in 2016 he was one of the best known divorce attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was known for charging up to $1000.00 per hour for legal services and collected retainers up to $100,000.00 from wealthy clients.
Mr. Diehl liked living an expensive lifestyle. He worked hard and played hard. He was so self confident, he believed NOTHING could stand in the way of pursuing ANY personal goal.
Mr. Diehl enjoyed flying his private plane. He would take it to see musical concerts all over the United States. He was “living the life” so many people “dream to live.”
As a child, he recalled experiencing a situation that would impact his life forever. Whenever he and his family went out to a restaurant, he was ALWAYS instructed to make his food selection from the “cheap” side of the menu. This clearly fueled his desire to one day be able to feast on ANY menu item at ANY restaurant in the world. Although this clearly fit his character (accomplishing whatever he pursued in life,) he likely never considered the possible harm this path would either cause, or at least, contribute to.
As a skilled, driven and successful hard working attorney, Mr. Diehl (like so many of us) never faced the reality of LIFESTYLE BEHAVIORS. He amassed great wealth doing his job while rejecting the facts (ironic, since his legal career was based on the FACTS) regarding healthy nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, proper hydration, adequate sleep and proper nervous system balance to remain vital and functional. Unfortunately, his choice to amass wealth in a manner inconsistent with maintaining quality health resulted in a stroke suffered shortly after retiring from practice in 2016.
According to newspaper reporter, THÉODEN JANES:
“At 73 years of age, Mr. Diehl has been living at a skilled nursing facility in Southpark’s Sharon Towers. He rarely gets out. He’s unable to walk. He has much less to say than he used to.”
“Bill Diehl now spends most of his time in a big La-Z-Boy in front of a small television.”
Regardless of intelligence, work ethic, financial independence, status in society, personal and professional accomplishments, etc…
ALL OF US HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON
We can choose (to a great extent) to recognize the importance in committing ourselves to essential lifestyle behaviors that increase our chances for quality health and function, or choose to believe our bodies will take care of themselves regardless of the neglect and abuse we subject them to. Currently, we tend to deny our responsibility in maintaining our health, in favor of FALSELY believing our doctor’s pharmaceutical “solutions” provide equivalent benefits without requiring undo effort on our part. In REALITY, this bandage “solution” allows the advancement of chronic diseases reducing one’s quality of life.
Have you ever considered how many years of life you’d be willing to sacrifice and live imprisoned within in a body incapable of carrying out basic human needs (showering, going to the bathroom, walking, eating, etc…) without assistance. Would it have been worth the food choices you’ve made, the exercises you’ve chosen to avoid, the sleep you’ve claimed you didn’t need, the soft drinks, energy drinks and sport drinks you’ve substituted your body’s need of water for and the stress you’ve chosen to live with instead of resolving personal and/or work related issues?
Professional success coupled with lifelong unhealthy behaviors is a recipe for eventual disaster. What makes you believe
are more likely to achieve a better outcome following a similar destructive path? Mr. Diehl discovered the TRUTH too late!
WILL MR. DIEHL’S TRAGEDY AWAKEN YOU TO REALITY OR MUST YOU FIRST BECOME DISABLED AS WELL?