Protecting the Touchstones of Your Life

Why doing whatever it takes can result in a future filled with regret.

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As a result, many of us are re-examining our options.

Regardless of when or how it happens, the question is always the same:

Regardless of how, where, and with whom you choose to spend your time, living life on your terms and your priorities, should produce the feeling that you’re making a difference, not only for yourself but for others as well.

But what happens when that’s not the case?

You know the drill: Stay motivated.

And then there’s that exception I mentioned . . .

I’m talking about the very real possibility of paying too much to achieve a goal.

Granted, real accomplishment is seldom achieved without sacrifice.

Think you’re immune?

Our natural tendency is to prioritize our time and attention in favor of the new and compelling. But never allow an obsessive preoccupation with any of your goals to result in the most important facets of your life becoming an expendable part of your future.

So, how do you avoid letting these touchstones of life slip through the cracks?

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Unintentional indifference can extract a heavy toll, especially on primary relationships.

Make a list.

They’re also the things you don’t gamble with.

I’ll give you a peek at mine.

Your list will no doubt be different.

The ultimate test for any goal is to consider its impact on your future from the standpoint of looking back and being able to say, “That was time well spent.”

I’ll leave you with this:

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