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!