Just like that, September is completely gone. I'm pretty sure I had just caught up to the fact that it was September about the 9th and then poof, the entire month went by.
I don't recall a time in my life when things moved faster, when there was more to do, to keep up with, to follow up on.
How are people supposed to keep current on all of the marriage, parenting, church, school, sports, horrific news, good news, health care, health food, healthy living, neighbor night out, retirement savings, family traditions, volunteer hours, career advancement...?
Well, I may not have THE answer, but here is my answer.
That's it. Values. Having clear values allows us to prioritize.
For example, I know that I value my faith in Jesus, my family and my friends above things like sports and the news. That doesn't mean those things don't get any of my attention or that they don't get me bogged down from time to time, but I know it to be true that they are not enough of a priority to derail me form my relationship with Jesus, my wife, kids and closest extended family and friends.
That's it. That's the only hope I've got to keep a clear head at least some of the time. There are just too many data points, news sources, bogus news sources, ads, requests, demands even for my time and attention.
Do you ever feel this? Do you agree with my solution?
How can I help?
P.S. Our company has a clearly written list of coure values that we hire and work by. They are painted on the wall in our office and presented to each and every potentical client we meet with. I'm convinced it is the only way to stay focused on what matters.
P.P.S. We are on the lookout for three more folks who share our values and who would want to work with us in our fun, values centered, professional environment in either Fort Worth or in Dallas. Visit TTHST.info or send a friend that link to learn more.