“Create a strategy for life”
Many of us unknowingly put all of our eggs in one basket, e.g putting too much emphasis on attaining high levels of success in the workplace or going all-in on a hobby. Whilst it is good to excel in one or two areas, this strategy of life won’t yield many returns over many years.
Examples of a short term strategy for life…
An unhealthy marriage: he or she works+70 hours a week. Due to tiredness, they constantly compromise on their date nights, exercise and don’t have time to see family.
An unhealthy friendship: a Uni graduate who studies in another city is visiting his home town compromises family time every time to spend time with his friends who still do drugs.
A director at a good company works long hours for weeks – leaving the office at 8PM every day for the past 3 months compromises his health and family time with his kids.
As we see choices over the short term- seem manageable, but over time they breakdown good habits, social and family time.
” Ecclesiastes 11 v2 Be generous: Invest in acts of charity.
Charity yields high returns”
Long term strategy: It is said that if we keep our purpose in front and center of our lives. as well as think hard and carefully about how we spend our time, talent and energy – we will realize that that it is equally important to cultivate good relationships, cherish family time – oh and be kind to others.
Life is beautiful and short – why not create a strategy for your life where you invest your eggs in a few baskets like family, friends and social activities – starting once a week.
Not sure how to develop a long term strategy – then begin to dedicate 15 – 30 minutes aside daily to read and think about your strategy. Make sure you have a notebook and pen to note down thoughts. Do this e.g for 3 months ( schedule time in your diary) and your long term strategy will begin to take shape.
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