Nine years ago, a great friend of mine said to me “Show me your calendar and your check book and I will show you what is important to you?” The comment caught me off guard and I wanted to dispute it. I thought there were many things I cared about that I didn’t spend time or money on that I cared about? I mean right, don’t you.
Reality is that I had a lot of excuses, a lot of reasons, a lot things I wasn’t consistent with what I said was important or even really valued and what I was doing with my time and money. This is something I think we all really struggle with… Tonight it took me 30 minutes to get my laptop up on the web. Why do I still have a PC, I watch so many Mac users get online or be working in just seconds. Why haven’t I, bought a mac? I don’t value my time enough to make the switch or just make some other kind of change… then I started to think that I could be talking to my girls and be putting my time into something better on a whole new level like writing a blog or helping a client or even calling my mom or my best friend.
Here is my point: watch your check book and your calendar and you really “will” know what is important to you.