I’ll be honest
Sometimes I debate whether I’ll take the kids swimming or go to the park
And just get on with some work instead.
I mean, running your own business
Does mean that sometimes you have to do things that aren’t ‘normal’.
You know, like working early, late, weekends etc…
And because I love what I do
It is all too easy for me to do that..
Unless I ask a better question..
(the quality of the questions you ask yourself everyday will pretty much determine your happiness)
Instead of asking:
What’s the cost of taking the kids out?
^^^ which means I go into ‘I will get less work done, I will be less productive…etc
I switch this to:
“What’s the cost of NOT taking the kids out?”
^^to which I get: I miss out on precious family time with the kids (which I never get back), miss out on memories being created, I don’t take time out which means I come back with more energy than ever..
I could go on.
And of course
There needs to be a compromise.
Why am I sharing this with you today?
Well, it is all too easy to focus on the costs of doing something – be it the financial or time cost.
But something we often don’t consider
Is the cost of not doing it.
There will be a cost anyway
You might just not be aware of it..
Just like I saw a quote the other day
“You won’t know the value of your health until you’re fighting for it”
Matt ‘cost?’ Fruci