Make It Your Problem

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

Right Wrong

We always have choices. Some are easy to make but difficult to live with, some are difficult to make but easy to live with. In my experience, when I make a decision to do nothing it invariably comes back to haunt me. When I choose to act, I need to make a choice as to how I act.

There is a small tool that I find helpful. A Decision Tree is really just a process to understand when/how/why and what decision you make. I often jot down notes while working through the process.

Take a local election. Am I going to vote –  if yes go to next step, if no then stop., Am I voting on partisan lines – if no then go to next step, if yes then stop. Am I voting based on…

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Questions about Worth

Make It Your Problem

What if we were measured by what we did for our family and community rather than what we own? What if my net worth was expressed in terms of my contribution to my neighbors? What if you were rated by your generousity, caring and service?

Would it change how we chose to spend our time? Would I see people around me differently? Would you still have the same friends?

How much is a phone call to a troubled colleague worth? Is there a price I can put on driving my elderly neighbor to the doctor? Do you value someone who is there for you, when you need someone?

There is a Chinese practice known a quanxi that in its purest form means relationships. defines it as “aChinesesocialconceptbasedontheexchangeoffavours,inwhich personalrelationshipsareconsideredmoreimportantthanlawsand writtenagreements”…

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