There’s a question I’ve gotten quite a bit recently from some of my private clients.
“Peter, what is the most important thing in life: health, wealth or relationships?”
Here’s what I think.
All of them are extremely important.
They all play a factor in quality of life and your overall happiness.
However, if I had to choose one, it would be health.
Yesterday, my brother was driving through the snowy lands of Canada when he hit black ice.
His car spun out of control on the free way, a hit the guard rail, hard.
Three air bags explode to protect him, while he prays that his car doesn’t get hit by any of the cars traveling 60/mph along the freeway.
Thankfully, no overtly serious health problems came out of it all.
But it taught me the value of health and why nothing matters more than it.
How would your life would be if you were the richest person in the world, but couldn’t get out of bed and have to commit every hour from your chemotherapy treatments.
Or if you had the greatest kids in the world, but you were too fat to play with them.
Or you died suddenly because of avoidable health issues, robbing them of years of bonding.
How would your life be if you had the greatest friend group, but could never party with them or hang out because you were always battling colds, the flu or injuries?
You don’t want to be the richest man in the graveyard.
So take care of you health.
Make it a priority now so that one day you won’t suffer the consequences.