Every idea that floats into our minds has value. Some, very little, Some have enormous value.
How can we tell?
Thinking over experiences, people who showed up in my life, tracing back ‘important ones’ to their roots to observe how they began.
An idea that percolated, a tap on my shoulder after a meeting, an unusual phone call, introduction at a conference, a blind date …
Short term v. long term, temporary v. permanent; what does this ‘short term’ phrase really mean?
Most people seek LTR (long term relationships) – which got me wondering if anyone seeks an STR?
Or is that just what you call it until it feels like an LTR?
What I do today could be a short term thing – or could start something lasting. How can we tell one from the other – is there a test to take, some gut-feeling I should be measuring with some tool that assesses value, worth and potential?
If anything we do, any connection we make, is valuable – isn’t it most important to measure its value to us, its importance to ‘the world’ or to someone we care about?
At first-blush, how can we know something is important, or understand someone’s value unless we give it/them a chance? Whether we are developing a new business, a new organization to fix the social order of something, hiring someone or choosing someone to befriend or to be our lover – how can we know?
It could be anything – but chances are, the people and changes that had the biggest impact upon our lives didn’t seem that significant when they first showed up.