This experience just happen to me,
Just a moment a go I went out to Family Mart, a shop which open 24 hours near my apartment to buy something that I really need. It’s a battery AA size for my Apple mouse. I really need it, because I have to change several slides for the upcoming conference. It was 9 o’clock in the evening. It was very cold (the temperature was 3 degree Celsius).
But when I arrived at the shop, I distracted by foods and drinks. Then I bought 2 cup noodles, a drink and a yoghurt. I didn’t remember about the battery.
Then I paid all of those 4 items and went home immediately because I was afraid that the temperature will go down rapidly.
Suddenly in the middle of the road, I remembered about the battery. I just said to my self, “Chris, you stupid. You just forgot something really important”. Then I ran back to the shop and bought the battery.
And the fact is, the price for battery was cheaper that 4 items that I bought before. So, I wasted my time, my money, my energy (for running) because I didn’t remember the MOST important thing.
In the middle of the road, I thought that taking priorities in life is like shopping and buy what we really need. We only have limited time, limited energy and limited money in life.
We should know things that really important in life and don’t waste our limited resources on things that less important.
And sometimes the less important priorities are more expensive than the most important priorities.
It could be our job that take most of our time than our time for family,
it could be our job that take most of our attention than our health,
it could be our pleasure that take time and money than our career,
it could be our hobbies that take most of our time and money than our primary job,
it could be EVERYTHING that take more and more our attention, time, money, energy than SOMETHING that we really need.
Remember that our attention, time, money and energy is limited, so make sure we spend all of those resources on things that really important to us.
– be blessed –