WHAT WOULD YOU SAY is the biggest time-wasting activity in your daily life? Some say it's spending too much time on social media, some point to a fascination with news headlines, others say they're too busy to waste any time whatsoever. Time is too precious to waste. I agree. Allow me to tell you a brief (true) story, then the conclusion I've drawn from it. How the … [Read more...] about The Biggest Time Waster of All
IF ANYONE HAD plenty of reasons to live ... it was Brian. A beautiful wife, great job, son of one of the wealthiest men on the planet ... Brian had it made. I clocked in early and left late, trying to earn another little raise at my copywriting job. Brian rented an RV and toured the West with his family. I needed a reason to leave my desk and go run an errand ... and … [Read more...] about What Happened to Brian?
HAVE YOU EVER found yourself driving down the road on autopilot, then realized you're heading the wrong direction? This morning, I dropped my daughter off at a restaurant to meet up with friends. My plan was to continue on to the UPS store to mail a couple of packages, then stop by Whole Foods for a few items, then head back home. Instead, I began thinking about the … [Read more...] about How to Stay on Track
Some people seem to know who they are and what they want from life right from the get-go. God bless them. I've often wished I would've been born one of them. They are straight-liners. They set out for a goal, accomplish the goal, then set another. As long as there's another mountain to climb, they're happy campers. Others are content with a circle of repetition that never … [Read more...] about Circles, Spirals, and Straight Lines
You know the feeling. You're at a crossroads. A decision point. A Frost-like place where two roads diverge in the woods. Which path to choose? You know you can't travel both. Your decision will likely make a profound difference in your life. Should you marry that person? Take that job? Move to another state or country? It's tough stuff. And … [Read more...] about Everybody Needs a Roadturn Now and Then
Go quietly on the path you have chosen That was the topic for a group discussion I attended tonight. It was a good talk. Especially, I was fascinated by how the participants identified with and emphasized different parts of the idea we were examining. Some were taken by the word "quietly." Their path, to date, had been anything BUT quiet. Several exuded a … [Read more...] about Finding My Own Way, My Perfect Path