Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What is important?

Sometimes you just have to ask yourself, What is important in my life right now?

-Is it to make a lot of money?

-Is it to be in great physical condition?

-Is it to be a great husband, father, boyfriend, or girlfriend?

-Is it to be a great son, daughter, father, mother, brother, or sister?

-Is it to be considered "the life of the party"?

-Is it to constantly update your status and post pictures on Facebook so you can show everyone how awesome you are ?

-Is it to try to become more knowledgeable in your field of work or an area that interests you?

-Is it to excel at a sport, activity, or event?

-Do you even know what is important to you?

I personally think being happy with your life and the choices you make should be pretty high on the list of important things.  Sometimes happiness is temporary.  It can last a night, a weekend, or a vacation.

I'm striving for a lifetime of happiness. 

The things that are important to some people are not even a concern to others. There are individuals that don't really care about financial success, and to some people that is the greatest satisfaction in life.  Its almost impossible to accomplish everything that is important at the same time.  Where one area takes the greatest concentration, a few of the other areas will decline.

Try to make a list of 5 statements that reflect the most important areas of your life at this point in time.  Now look at that list and determine what could stand in way of achieving success in those areas.

If your goal is to improve yourself in your working environment, How are your co-workers going to feel about you when they see pictures of you on Facebook and there is 12 empty drinks in the background and you have a retarded look on your face with a  stupid smirk and bloodshot eyes?

If reading and researching information so you can excel in your field of interest  is important, sometimes you might have to back off of the paid working hours to gather information free of charge. 

If it is important for you to be a great son or daughter, It wouldn't be a great idea to be a out til 5am being the "life of the party" when you have a family breakfast the next morning bright and early. 

A lot of people would like to be in better shape, but when they sit down at at dinner and order a meal that should be shown on Man vs. Food - is their waistline really that important to them?
Not the best idea when trying to lose weight.

You have to make choices.  Sometimes those choices aren't easy and sometimes you might be the only one that understands the choices that you make. You only have to answer to yourself, the person staring back at you in the mirror. 

I am getting married in 4 days.  That's what is important to me right now.

I want to be a great husband, and in the future be a father who can run around with his kids and be the dad that's strong and athletic.  I also want  to excel in my profession and become better at what I do because it is my passion.  Being a great brother and son is something that has always been important to me, and now that I will a son-in-law and brother-in-law that is going to be something I will strive to be great at as well. 

I know what it will take to make those things happen, and I know what choices will be detrimental to being successful in the important areas of my life.  As I learned many times from the past,  knowing doesn't mean a thing unless you start doing......

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