Every minute spent, investment. Every calorie consumed – producing value, extending life, or reinforcing un-health?
Yes, mixing metaphors.
Show me anyone who can separate work from life, balance from chaos of sustenance v. vision, accomplishment v. comfort – goals from rewards, self-worth from real value – who doesn’t have these forces are at work. All of us, all day. Saturdays too …
We can make today something new or go through lazy day motions without change. Today, no different than any other, any other Saturday, except it the first day of a new chapter. Yes it is, so don’t be an old April fool cliché, make some real progress, real change.
How we spend time – like dealing with money, sometimes we spend, sometimes we invest. Sometimes looking for immediate gratification, sometimes for long term value and return on our investment. We can always get more money but we can’t make more time. Time and money are not that same.
Focusing on work goals, creative goals, financial goals, weight loss goals and life-style goals – I get fractured, spread too wide.
This Saturday is one of those days. Used to be ‘catch-up’ days. I’ve resolved to make it a ‘get-ahead’ day instead. The day has already started and after a couple of hours ‘head down/butt-up’ I can see already this is two-day Saturday … with time for fresh air, fresh thinking, fresh food – going slow, or should I fast?
Prioritizing time, so easily avoided – we treat it too cavalierly; if we spent our minutes, like dollars and our hours like thousands of dollars, would we make different spending decisions?
If we take a day to waste, do we think that as important as a day unwisely spent, invested or like a wasted $10K?
It’s about more than just time. When we waste less, invest better, our time becomes far more valuable than money ever could be.
When we make changes, start anew we don’t hear trumpets or make front page news – there is no time for that.
morning walk: 5C/45F in Calgary; cloudy, Gusta seems happy to be home after two days romping at the kennel while I was away -
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