Are you having eggs for breakfast? Here is a account of what you DON”T have to do to have eggs for breakfast.
- You don’t have to own chickens.
- You don’t have to have a chicken coop
- You don’t have to grow field corn or grain to feed your chickens.
- You don’t have to clean your chicken coop
- You don’t have to go out before dawn to pick eggs out from under the hens.
In years past (within my lifetime) if people wanted eggs, they had to do all the things I listed if they wanted eggs for breakfast.
But now, because you live in the most advanced society in the history of the world AND because you have the liberty to go anywhere you want for breakfast, all you have to do is go to a drive up window and order eggs. Or go to a grocery mart and buy eggs. Or go to a restaurant and order eggs.
Isn’t life in the U.S. wonderful?
Now, did you want sausage with those eggs?….
Brian Tracy, master organizer and goal setter, advises us all about the importance of the “now” – the moment we live in. He encourages us in every decision we make to always be mindful of our goals. One of his basic tenets of his program is that we must constantly order our activities so that we are always moving towards our goals. In other words, whatever we are doing at any particular moment in time, that activity should be bringing us closer to our goals.
Another important point he makes is; just because something is urgent does not mean it is important. We will always have to deal with life’s little emergencies – fires will always need to be put out. However, if you are spending too much time fighting fires, when do you have time to plant trees?
When are you going to read that book? When are you going to write that book? When are you going to take that class? When are you going to give that speech? Sing that song? Start that new business?
It is the activities we pursue in the present, the decisions we make every moment that create what we are and what we are to become. Moments well spent bring us closer to our long-term goals; closer to the important stuff. If you don’t have time during your day to actively pursue the important stuff, you may need to do some thinking about what is truly important. Good Luck!