This question is my new favorite. Many decisions that I make are based on this question nowadays. What is it worth to be an owner of BlueFinn? What is it worth to eat this bowl of ice cream? What’s it worth to watch a movie? When something is worth enough to you, you will set your priorities around it.
This or That?
We must make choices each and everyday. When you ask yourself what worth is the choice you’re making then your are giving something else up. Could be money. (If I buy this, then I’ll have less.) Could be time. (If I watch this movie then it’s 2 hours I can’t get back.) Could be calories. (If I eat this then I have to spend more time on the treadmill.) Our choices are never one-sided and that’s hard to swallow when you think about it. You don’t get that choice back.
What Do I Value the Most?
Truth. Some would say that I should say God. However, I have never been led anywhere different than God when I know the truth. I’m not scared of the truth. I certainly don’t have all of it and I really don’t have a lot in one area. That’s what kills me the most is when I think I know everything there is to know about something, then reality sets in. I have some imagery that goes along with that. I see myself standing ankle deep in the water facing the beach and think that I understand the ocean. My feet are wet. I see the sand, but I don’t see the whole picture. When I shout out, “Is this all there is?” someone turns me around and I see a small glimpse of the ocean. I’d like to say that I know the truth about women, evolutionary theory, how two kids from the same parents can turn out completely different, or why bad things happen. Truth is, I don’t. I’m still learning and I have much more patience with others who are on the same journey.
What Do I Value Next?
My family. I have got the most awesomest family a guy could ever want. A wife that never ceases to amaze me. First of all, she loves a character like me; that’s saying something. I have three of THE most adorable children I have ever laid eyes on. I’ll be honest, I’m a little biased. Julie has the confidence to lead people twice her age. If she wanted to be president of the United States, she could do it. Elly will be your best friend with no strings attached. She will hug you and love you like you were part of the family. Wesley will suck you into his smile and you can never get back. It’s like a black hole of happiness. What can you offer me that’s worth more than my family? Nothing. I would go to the ends of the earth to support them and help them.
What Are Your Choices Worth?
I know this post has been a lot about me and so I pose this question to you. What are your priorities? What will you sacrifice to keep those? Your time is precious on the earth and if you aren’t careful it will either slip through your fingers or be taken away in a flash. Don’t waste your time just because you think you have a lot.