June 11, 2014
I'm not trying to be cynical but perhaps it's time we slow down and figure out what we really need in our lives. I overheard a couple at a coffee shop last week having a heated argument over the fact he didn't have the latest smartphone. Louis CK has a great rant about this. We have the patience of an infant and we can't wait two seconds for an email to send. I love his line; "Is the speed of light to slow for you?"
The Bottom Line isn't Money
If we focus solely on a financial or material gain, I think we're missing the point. Sure, life isn't free, we need money to buy things and eat, but are we chasing the wrong goal? Are we truly focused on what we actually need rather than what we think we need to fit in with others?
In our quest to succeed and grow, perhaps we need keep close to mind what we really need or we'll never stop long enough to enjoy the ride. I can assure you, that new smartphone or leather wrapped steering wheel isn't the answer.
Some thoughts as you identify what you really need.
Kneale Mann | Leadership Strategist, consultant, writer, speaker, executive coach facilitating performance growth with leaders, management, and teams.