Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What is the Highest & Best Use of Your Time?

What is the highest and best use of your life?  Seems like a huge question, a dauntingly huge question that you would rather run from than embrace.  Am I right? I really wish that each student in high school would be given access to a life coach.  To a mentor that would loosely guide them through their 20‘s & 30’s so that they might start to look inwards earlier; so that each one of us would have the opportunity to ask, "What is the one thing that I can do right now that will make a difference?"  The truth is each decision you make, no matter how trivial or insignificant it may seem at the time are actually the building blocks to your future.  Visualize a mighty pyramid and imagine the master who laid forth the plans with both excitement and fear.  Now imagine how the laborers must have felt when they first saw the blueprints and knew they were the link between the dream and the reality.  Do you think they were overwhelmed?  Do you think at many times during the construction they thought to themselves, this will never get done?  With the vision & instruction of the leader and the daily cheerleading of the lead craftsmen, the great pyramids were built. Your life is a great pyramid.  Each morsel of food you eat, each book you read, each interaction you have with other people and the world around you all are the building blocks to your very own master plan.  If I could have written my own commencement address, I would have said something like this: Don’t ever think that the daily choices you make (no matter how insignificant they may seem at the time) will not have an impact on your future.  The way you feel about yourself, the way you age, the successes you have as a spouse, as a parent, as an employee and as a friend are all interconnected with the decisions you make each and every day.  So I ask you this, "How are you going to remember to ask yourself, “what is highest and best use of my time?”  If you can remember to do just this one thing every single day of your life, I can assure you that your masterpiece awaits….and oh what a tremendous thing it will be!  

Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

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