The Gross National Debt

Friday, March 8, 2013

You won't do it.

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I come to you today with an offer. One the vast majority of people will reject. No worries. I'm not the one gonna suffer from it. Actually, it's more of a challenge.

A challenge few will accept:
 
Think back to the best times in your life. When were they, who were they with, how much time and money was spent to make those memories?

For one week, keep a journal of your time in 15 minute increments. List EVERYTHING. At the end of the week, look over your schedule.

You have more than enough time.

Track your expenses for a month. Down to the penny. At the end of the month, look at where you spend money.

You have plenty of money.



Now think again to the best times of your life. The memories that stick with you. The kind of things you'll talk about if you are 105 years old (or any age really) and a drooling heap in a wheelchair in a nursing home.

If you are being truthful, those best times involved spending time with someone who meant a lot to you.

Now go back to your two lists. See how much time and money you spent on the people in your life who are important. Of the two, time is by far the most valuable. "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

You didn't spend enough time or money with them. Mostly, you didn't spend enough time with them.

Bottom line? What we claim to want and seek does not match that which we really pursue.

Our priorities are out of proper alignment.

The question now is, will you realign or continue your ways? Will you change? Will you invest what really matters where it really matters?


The answer is no. We're all too caught up in keeping up and that's expensive in terms of time and money, as your list, which you didn't bother to do, would prove to you.

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