It is easy to identify those who are investing both energy and resources into their own personal growth. There is an aura about them that, though you may not be able to put your finger on it or articulate it, overflows that they have spent time investing in their own growth and development so that they can have influence in the life of another.
I remember one such person in my own life. He just had an effectiveness about him that drew me in. I wanted to be around him and have my thinking and behavior changed.
Routine is nice, but routine can make me too settled in my thinking at times. I am a linear thinker and I enjoy processes. I appreciate practices that help move me to successful thinking or profitable action.
I like systems that work once and then keep working thereafter.
But I never want my thinking to go stale. Regardless of your vocation, stale thinking does not promote God-glorifying action. I believe that is one reason that God gave us creativity – to push the fences of typical thinking to new possibilities and fresh outcomes.
I admit, I love life-hacks. If you have not heard of the term, the Urban Dictionary defines it as “a tool or technique that makes some aspect of one’s life easier or more efficient.” I am motivated reading how people use ideas, apps, or programs that can potentially help me attack my day more efficiently or more effectively – in other words, providing me with a little bit extra margin in my life.
Yet, for all the efficiencies, my available margin in life, if drawn as a graph, can look like a downward-sloping line.
I actually recall the day that we got email at work for the very first time. I know – sounds archaic. Like “Kids, I remember the day we got indoor plumbing and had to walk to school uphill both ways…in the snow!”
To my kids, haven’t we always had email, smartphones, and internet?
I’m getting old and my memory is failing me.
Sounds like a tag line from a “Forgetters Anonymous” group.