There is a lesson I learn from Success Built to Last about knowing whether or not we are now doing what matters to us. Builders cling to a personal commitment that’s so compelling to them – something so important to them that they would actually do it for free – that they must do it despite popularity. From this quote, I derive a simple test to know whether or not you are now doing what matters to you. Simply give honest answer to these two questions:
I have been tagged by Alex Shalman for Gotta Get Goals project with this rule: In a new blog post, list and write about the top 5 to 10 goals that you gotta’ get so that you can truly say you have achieved your wildest dreams in life. These have to be your best, most exclusive, and over-the-top goals that you can pick off your goals list. This is a very interesting project because we all must have goals if we are to advance in life. This project also pushes me to think deeper about my goals which of course is very useful for me.
I believe that this is one of the most important questions someone could ask. Why? Because the way we live is very much determined by our definition of success. Either consciously or unconsciously, we always make decisions based on our definition of success. For example, if your definition of success is rich, then you will make decisions that makes you richer, even if that sometimes means sacrificing other things such as your family.
I’m currently reading Success Built to Last, and I think it is one of the best books I’ve read recently. While most books only touch on the superficial issues like getting rich, famous, or success in its narrow sense, this book cuts through the surface and gets right to the essence: how to create a fulfilling life, a life that matters. There are many invaluable life lessons I get from this book, but this time I’d like to touch on only one of them, which is portfolio of passions.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. William Penn Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. Alan Lakein Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Theophrastus These quotes speak for themselves. Time is our most valuable resource, yet we often use it carelessly. Fortunately, there is one way to help us use our time wisely: time tracking. I’ve written about how to use Rachota for time tracking. Now I’d like to share why I believe time tracking is good for you:
Study shows why exercise boosts brainpowerResearch shows that exercise boosts brainpower by building new brain cells in a brain region linked with memory and memory loss. One more reason to exercise. Money 101: Setting prioritiesThere are so many things we want, yet so limited resources. This tool will help you set your priorities regarding money.