the beauty of life is that we are given many internal signals –warning signs. nothing happens without signals coming first. we can avoid anything if we listen to these signals. but, as imagined, most of these signals go unnoticed. this is the difference between making it happen and not making it happen. you need to be tuned in to what your gut is telling you. if you are not tuned in, you will not have the life you desire. many times we go off the track a bit –and it is the internal gut check that puts us back on the right track. many times the gut check comes at night. you wake up at 4 and your gut jumps right into the conversation. this is when all the thoughts in the back of your mind come to the forefront. even though you want to go back to sleep –you must listen to your thoughts sometimes –and this will help you see what the gut is saying and will help you make the right choice. many times i have awakened after nights like this and i have listened to my gut and i have made the right decisions to put me back on track. one of those decisions is to stay in the moderate mindset –stop going to the excess level –stop acting like you are still 20 -as it will catch up to you and it will steal precious time from your life in the long run. i am reflecting and listening to my gut –to my 4am gut check –and it says to slow down and practice more moderation. slow down and reflect more often –listen to your gut and act on what your gut is saying. it will make a difference. i am saying this–but now i must act–otherwise it won’t mean shit. get it?