Monday, September 16, 2013

My Paper Was Soaked

Evidently, it rained after my delivery guy tossed my newspapers into the yard. Both of them were soaked.

My first thought was to take them in the house, spread’em out, dry’em out, and then read.

Then a thought hit me as if someone had popped me on the back of the head.

What is the likelihood that there is anything in those papers that will affect my daily life? What is the likelihood that I can’t walk in the house and with a few clicks get whatever is in the papers online?

I know, I know…I’ve understood the logic for years, but until this morning the reality had not hit me.

So often in our lives we have to experience the reality of a change—feel it—before we make it happen in our lives.

Another quick shower just blew by as I was writing that last sentence. It was almost as if life was giving me a simple reminder.

What’s staring you in the face? You know the logic of it, but the reality of how it affects your life really hasn’t bit you? If you’ll go ahead and accept the reality and act on it how can you use it to change your life for the better?

I like walking outside in the morning to get the paper, I enjoy the ritual of eating a light breakfast and reading, I love the feel of turning the pages of a newspaper, but are those things enough to keep doing what I’m doing? If they are, if their value is great enough, that’s fine.

But, if there is a faster, cheaper, easier, more efficient and more effective way to reach a goal maybe it’s time to change.

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