Can You Fix It With A Check Or A Choice? The 2019 Challenge.

“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” – Unknown

This was a quote shared with me this morning by my buddy, Randy Frazier. He also sent me an article about the new AT&T ads with the OK Doctor, the OK brake shop, the OK salmon, and the OK tattoo artist. I love these ads.

What was your 2018 like? Was it just OK?

“Write two things that have improved in the past 12 months as a direct result of your actions.”

I have asked thousands of people to do this in my presentations over the years. I’ve seen very few pens hit paper. I normally get “the deer in the headlights” look.

How’s your health, your finances, your relationships? Are they just OK? Are you satisfied with average and mediocrity? If you’re not changing it, you’re choosing it.

As I revisit my 2019 goals, I am looking at what I can Stop, Start, Improve and Repeat.

Every Christmas season I am reminded of a family that had all their Christmas gifts stolen from their SUV. The wife called the husband to tell him about the break in. She was sobbing uncontrollably. His response has stuck with me for years. It is written in my journal. He told his wife, “if we can fix it with a check, it’s not that big of a problem.

Friends, all we have to do is visualize St. Judes or a Children’s Hospital to see many problems that can not be fixed with a check.

I challenge each of you to write two items in your health, finances, or relationships that can be fixed or improved by…., not a check, but by a choice. These will be known as Your2.

Once you have Your2 established, go to a spouse or friend. Have them ask you this question; “If you can fix or improve two things in your life with something as simple as a choice, why aren’t you?

If you choose to not fix or improve Your2 with a choice, you have just decided to be OK. Every commercial you see about the OK Doctor, the OK brake shop, the OK salmon, and the OK tattoo artist is now about you.

I know through many different experiences that no one can be shamed into changing. That is not the saddest part of the story. The saddest part is to be so selfish, you do not consider the joy that improving Your2 could bring to someone else.

Put that in your e-cigarette and vape it.

I hope your 2019 is much better than OK.

Greg Gilbert

Greg Gilbert CoachingARTX Senior Benefit Services


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