“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

Bruce Lee


Arrrgh!  I can’t believe I just did that.  I wasted almost 45 minutes looking at click-bait.  Yes, the headline looked interesting “80’s Stars – What They Look Like Now”.  But, seriously – I wasted 45 minutes of my day going through a series of photos trying to determine how well people like Scott Baio aged!

Why do I do this? Why am I always redirected by that ‘shiny object’ over there?

Do I have ADHD?  Probably not – but, it seems that my mind likes to ‘check out’ from time to time.  Is there a reason for this lack of focus?

We all know that time is finite.  And, at the end of my life – I will probably not miss those 45 minutes – but, what if this becomes a pattern?  Then, will all those ’45 minute’ detours add up to a life that was not lived to its fullest? That scares me!

I am not stating that we can’t have diversions from time to time – but, it seems that the computer is causing us to have more and more diversions; and, frankly, very few are value added.

So, what should I do?  Give up the computer?  No – I need it for my work – so, that is not an option.  Just ignoring it?  That won’t work either (at least for me) – the appeal can be too great.

I think the issue is not even related to the actual presence of that click-bait article!  The issue is being clear on my purpose. I have had times where I have been totally immersed in what I am doing and not even tempted to look at the things that would detract from what I was doing.

So, the question really is – am I living my life ‘loyal’ to my God given purpose? Am I just responding to things and not accomplishing as much as I should?

Regrettably – I know I can do better.  I need to reclaim my purpose and every morning rededicate the day to moving myself forward.  It sounds simple – but, how am I going to put it into practice?

Here is my plan – every morning, I will set a clear goal of what I want to achieve.  But, that goal must have a meaning and connection to my overall purpose.  That will help me to gather momentum over time – and, live a meaningful and purposeful life.





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