Considering the preciousness of life, each of us should want to cultivate a preservation mindset. We usually talk instead of prevention, but preservation seems to be more fitting. There’s no doubt we are living and navigating in a world rife with challenges. Becoming aware of inherent dangers in any area of life and seeing the potential consequences thereof should move us to take action.
It is this mindset that propels people to gather together to form groups and organizations, stirred to action for a specific cause. Usually there is a strong commitment to educate others to help protect, preserve and nurture. For example, there is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG). In South Walton County, FL, the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is the brainchild of M.C. Davis and E. O. Wilson, educating others on how to protect and nurture our fragile environment. Clearly, there are critical reasons why people engage to try to make a difference on issues that are near and dear to them.
The preservation mindset should extend further, seeing the necessity to channel and engage for one’s self preservation, too. Your personal health is a very important aspect. It should be rather obvious that health would be a great advantage in anyone’s life, requiring diligent work to protect, preserve and nurture it.
This mindset must understand that we function on four levels: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Each level must be acknowledged, understood and properly addressed with protection and nourishment. It should be one of our great “causes” for in doing so, we can widen out fully to make a bigger difference in the lives of others. This is where purpose and passion meet within a fully energized and balanced individual.
What are four key characteristics of a preservation mindset?
- Always Questions – Does not settle for mere acceptance of status quo but digs deeper for answers. It desires to prove what you have been taught or are being told. Confidence results from acquiring accurate knowledge.
- Takes Responsibility – Daily action is taken to build and maintain health since every choice and habit will have a positive or negative result to greater or lesser degree.
- Seeks Qualified Help – There is strong motivation and desire to work with mentors and coaches who have acquired wisdom. The expected transformation may be accomplished through books, courses and time spent in person with a trusted mentor guiding you through a proven system.
- Acquires Laser Focus – The foundation for health becomes crystal clear, and everything is seen and weighed through this lens.
When you develop the preservation mindset, the usual constraints of fear, doubt and frustration are greatly minimized. Why? You show up in your life’s work prepared to make an important contribution each day. You realize that disease prevention goes hand in hand. A positive outlook, grateful heart, thirst for accurate knowledge, and forward-moving vision would not allow apathy or complacency to take root. Daily monitoring or assessment of one’s performance is automatically taken into account. Does this sound like you? Have you cultivated your preservation mindset?