What is important to you?
Distance makes the heart grow fonder, the saying goes. The distance from my blog has made me very fond of it recently. I need it. The nearly hundred posts that I wrote a year ago are a great little insight into some topics that I am very passionate about, from personal responsibility, finance, business to being a husband and father.
Since the last post, I’ve expanded and improved my business. We now cover half of the state of Michigan. I’ve hired some great new contractors and refined my business plan for the future. The first full year of business met my goals, and year two has nearly surpassed that initial goal and we’re only just starting the second quarter.
So why am I back, I’m back because the focus on the business has made me lose the focus on my life. It’s over taken everything. I’ve allowed it to become all-encompassing to the point where I’m not enjoying it. I just toil in the daily tasks and that’s not where I want to be or where I started out going. I want to be able to enjoy my family and my life to the fullest and only I can choose to change my current course.
A leadership lesson I learned long ago was to imagine a jar. Outside the jar you have one large rock that is just a bit smaller than the jar and a pile of pebbles. The large rock signifies the one important “thing” in your life. The pebbles are all the other little “to dos” that creep up. I’ve filled my jar with pebbles and now cannot fit the rock. I’ve got it backwards.
I’m here today to dump out the pebbles, add the rock and let those small pebbles fill in around the rock. What’s in your jar, a bunch of pebbles or your rock?