Why Tending To Your Optimal Performance Is So Important Right Now?
Heal the world by healing yourself
We have heard this so often in the past few years, a global pandemic, cancer, diabetes, coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune diseases… You name it, and they’re all killing us, members of humanity, one by one. Right? I cannot help but think tending to our Optimal Performance is crucial, which means better late than never.
This includes the sad talk about the SAD (Standard American Diet), which has invaded the whole world slowly but surely since the end of world war II, and is considered one of the leading causes of all the diseases mentioned above.
So at the very least, tending to our healthy nutrition is vital if we want to heal ourselves and, consequently, the world. Moreover, eating a primarily plant-based diet, preferably organically and locally grown, reduces our carbon footprint and saves our health and the world.
My Dream Doctor and a wish for the new year
I am a devoted listener of The Drive, Dr. Peter Attia‘s podcast featuring expert insight on health, performance, longevity, critical thinking, and pursuing excellence. I’m a member and listen to it because I am fascinated by all these topics. Peter is my dream doctor; I wish I had a doctor like this here in Israel to survey and promote my health and longevity. I wish this for anyone. This is my wish for you for the new year.
Peter’s podcast has been part of my own research into Optimal Performance, and I trust him and the people he hosts on the podcast. That’s important. There’s so much information out there that it’s essential to find the right source you can trust.
Trusting each other and the power of community
Obviously, I’d prefer not to need a doctor, and I wish the same for you. First, however, we should all become acutely aware of which of our life habits and behaviors support our health and which do not. I say that knowing full-well knowledge may be power, but it can be tricky regarding your own well-being.
We may know something, but we crave certain kinds of food, and we have little time to dedicate to food preparation; organic food costs even much more, and then go find your local farmers… Not to mention sorting through the overwhelming quantities of advice out there – go figure, what’s good for you and what’s not?
“The secret to change and growth is not willpower but positive community.” So says author Neil Strauss in Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss about finding the right way to exercise that brought results. This quote resonates with me because significant changes and transformations in my life consistently happen through the power of community.
Three life-changing communities I’m grateful for
– The Professional Contemporary Circus world community turned me from an amateur to a professional. I can’t even begin to count the precious mentors who took me quantum leaps forward in my career.
– The Circus in Binyamina, the team and the community that surrounded it – changed my view of what was possible in an Intifada-ridden Israel between September 2000 and June 2005. A transformative journey that brought me back to myself and the higher artistic, creative calling that put me on the next 20 years’ path.
To name but three life-changing community examples.
The Optimal Performance Brain Trust