There is never enough time!
Don’t we all know it to be true, that there is never, ever enough time? I mean absolutely, unquestionably, undeniably true?!
Well, it is surely true when there is something important we need to do! Something important, but perhaps not super urgent. Like, it wouldn’t kill me if I didn’t do it today, or tomorrow, or this week. Heck, I could survive not doing it for a month, a quarter, a year, … a lifetime?Continue reading
Ever seem that life’s experiences just don’t add up to anything worthwhile?
Ever wonder how many times you have to go down that same damn road until it finally leads where you really want to go?
Ever feel that your attention is divided in multiple directions, keeping you in a fog?
Ever wish you could just subtract some of the stuff you’ve done that leaves you feeling like a fraction of what you could be?
If life were a series of math problems, would you be a straight “A” student or might you be wishing you could repeat the course?
Well, I’m not a math expert either, but I know that sometimes it can help to put our undivided attention on a simple equation that will multiply the happiness of ourselves and those around us:
Or even simpler, in the words of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
Here’s to a day – and a life – that counts in multiple ways!Continue reading
What if your survival depended, essentially, on the “dollar store”?
How might it feel to be among the 2.7 billion people living on less than two US dollars per day, or the over one billion people living on a daily average income of one dollar or less per day? And these United Nations statistics reveal only one aspect of the struggle of poverty, as for many it also “means having to walk more than one mile everyday simply to collect water and firewood; it means suffering diseases that were eradicated from rich countries decades ago.” According the the UN, “every year eleven million children die – most under the age of five and more than six million from completely preventable causes like malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia.”Continue reading
ef·fi·cient: achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
ef·fec·tive: successful in producing a desired or intended result.
in·ef·fec·tive: not producing any significant or desired effect.
Peter Drucker explains in his book, The Effective Executive, the difference between efficiency and effectiveness: “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.”Continue reading