“The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have. ” — Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture The idea of the last lecture is a hypothetical question, “if you knew were going to die, and you had one last lecture, what would you …
In my previous post, I wrote about the power of Hot Spots. In this post, I'll show you how I apply Hot Spots to life. These are the categories I use for skilled living. This is the big picture. It’s how I chunk up my overall time and energy. There are certain areas in life that if I invest in, I get rewarded. On the other hand, if I ignore these categories, I get penalized.
I’ve been thinking of my life as a business. Without getting too carried away with the analogy - after all, life’s way more than business - it gives me a helpful frame, along with patterns and practices, to draw from. Rather than think of a business that makes money, I think of a business that creates value (the mark of an enduring business.) In this case, value for yourself and others.
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Whenever I hear people debating whether life is an intelligent design or an evolutionary process, I can’t help but think that evolution is an intelligent design! When I think of design, I don’t think of veneer or appearance. Instead, I think of it as the soul of a thing, a sort of creator’s signal of intention.