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PAUSE – 12.19 – Consider The Multiplier

Matira Point Bora BoraReflection: Moment by moment, and day by day, decisions define our future.

Say yes to too many tasks with unrealistic deadlines, and time for renewal flies out the window. Sacrifice renewal and there goes access to a clear mind and creative thought.

Say yes to fast food or high cal snacks, and sound nutrition morphs into a hazy mirage on the horizon of good intentions. Sacrifice sound nutrition and there goes the capacity to maintain a healthy weight and robust energy.

Say nasty things in the heat of the moment, and key relationships start resembling beat up appliances in a scratch and dent sale. Damage too many relationships and there goes the support and the satisfaction that accompany quality connections.

Sure, we can and do make SOME of those less desirable choices without disastrous results. None of us are immune.

We just need to be aware of the multiplier effect over time. It’s a matter of balancing near term expedience with long-term consequence.


Action: Consider the long view as often as possible. Take any action and multiply it by ten, a hundred, or a thousand.

Then ask yourself this question: “Will more choices like that move you nearer to or further from your vision of the best life possible?”

Choose with care and an eye to the future.


Quotes Of The Week: It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. – Tony Robbins

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. – Jim Rohn


Resource Of The Week: John Izzo offers some great insights on how current choices impact future consequences in this article titled: Sustainability – It’s Not Just The Planet That’s Burning Out.


Readers Write: In response to last week’s message, Catch And Release, Pause reader LC writes: Love the concept; but just as there is catch and release, there is also the lure to draw in the catch! This reminded me of a favorite Ann Lander’s quote, ‘No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.’ I will definitely be trying the spirit of graceful benevolence! Thank you as always for a wonderful Wednesday PAUSE!

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4 Responses to “PAUSE – 12.19 – Consider The Multiplier”

  1. Leanne

    This principle is one of the best life lessons I’ve learned. It’s the daily decisions and doing the little things right every day that make us who we are. My favourite book about this is called ‘The Slight Edge.’ Thanks for sharing, Pat, and it was also great to meet you last night at the Mudslingers event – your artwork is beautiful!

  2. Pat Katz

    Hi Leanne. Thanks for the link to the additional resource. I’ll have to check it out. I really enjoyed meeting you and your husband yesterday, too. So glad you like the artwork. It makes me happy both creating it and sharing it. All the best!

  3. Linda Clark

    and another one hits the mark! I have no problem with pause moments and one of the best ways I know to ensure them for myself is to remember to shake my head and not constantly nod it. The PC answer I find that works is ‘thank you for thinking of me, but I really can;’t at this time’. Smiles and gratitude for you, Pat, from Waterloo, NE!!

  4. Pat Katz

    Shaken not nodded – has a bit of a James Bond martini style flare to it! 🙂 Nice style of answer to that overcommitment invitation. All the best.

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