BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND.......................
Years ago I came across the above term in a book entitled THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE.....perhaps many of you have read it.
It was a completely new term to me as I had never ever considered much of anything besides just getting through my day. Days spent mostly caring for family members with one issue or another....rarely focusing on what I WANTED out of life.
As I am now a woman of advanced years.... I realize how very important the thought of beginning with the end in mind is. In fact if there was one thing I would share with any of you younger bloggers out there it would be this term.
So often, as women, we focus on every one else....totally forgetting ourself in the process...trying to fix or help this one or that one..and never really focusing on the most important one....OURSELVES. Not nurturing our creativity or taking care of ourselves emotionally, spiritually or physically...and then we wake up one day and think.....WHERE HAS ALL THE TIME GONE...how did I get to be 50 or 60 or 70.
My sweet cleaning person,who is single, has just turned 45 and she and I were talking about just this thing yesterday...she has finally realized that she has done NOTHING to prepare for her retirement or her old age. In fact, she told me she has really done not one thing to make sure she has a secure future. Oh...she works incredibly hard...but she lives from paycheck to paycheck...not thinking about the future. So she has decided to change that. She is going to put her family in the background and focus on herself. It doesn't mean she is selfish or that she doesn't care...it just means that she is starting to BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND....It is never too late...you know!
Any thoughts on this?
sign: Moon to Moon~~Tumbler