Last night we were crossing 7th Avenue to have dinner with a potential staff member at the world famous Carnegie Deli. As I am rushing across to avoid being hit by cars something happened in my leg which hindered me from getting to the other side. The middle of a street is never a place to stop but especially in Manhattan! I did make it without being hit but not without injury. I limped with excruciating pain all around the city, to the subway, to the ferry and home. Today I am in pain with a pulled muscle and disappointed that I had to cancel some great stuff that was on my schedule for the next few days. What bums me out is I believe this injury could have been avoided if I had been faithful at stretching and exercise the past 8 weeks.
This experience makes me think about the cost of letting other priorities slip in addition to health….spiritual disciplines, time with spouse, children, family, friendships, getting out of debt, saving for the future, investing in education, going after your dreams and living out your purpose. So I asked myself a question this morning, am I doing what I should be? The consequences have already been decided, you simply make a decision regarding the cost.