Becoming Vegan can unlock an ability to tackle any challenge and find success throughout life.
I’ve been living a healthy life for while, and kept toying with the idea of being Vegan. Whenever I had thought about it, I would get stuck on situations that might pop up where I was concerned about how I’d manage.
Business dinners at steak restaurants, travel, my son’s birthday where he’d want me to have a piece of cake with him. You name it, I was worried about what I’d do in each of these situations, and would keep talking myself out of doing it.
One night while reading the autobiography of a Vegan ultra-endurance athlete named Rich Roll, a brilliant notion struck me.
I said out loud,
“I can just do it tomorrow. You can do anything for a day. I’ll do a day.”
I realized that all these what-if moments of the future were not happening right now, so why not at least give it a try.
So I woke up the next morning without any fear of some moment that may or may not happen in the future, and just made the choice to eat Vegan that day.
It was actually really easy. Much easier than I had thought it would be.
So I woke up the next day, and said, “I can do a day today, too.” That was nearly three years ago.
This post is inspired by my best-selling book, “Do a Day: How to Live a Better Life Every Day” available in print, eBook and audio book formats. It originally appeared in my Inc.com column on October 4th, 2017.