I recently stumbled upon some profound instructions for life from a gentleman (Michael Catt) that used to be a minister in a youth camp. His rules for the teens at that attended were simple:
- Be where you are supposed to be, when you are supposed to be there, doing what you are supposed to be doing.
- When in doubt, don’t.
Simple and yet extremely complex.
It got me thinking – Am I where I am supposed to be? Am I doing what I am supposed to be doing when I am supposed to? Maybe physically I am, but mentally (at least lately) NOTSOMUCH.
How many times have you personally taken work home with you? Do you find yourself mentally checked out when you are with your family? Perhaps you, like me, are too busy creating your to-do list for the next day. Or maybe thinking about an email you need to send or a deadline you have to meet? Or multi-tasking every minute of every day like a mad man?
Such a sin to waste precious moments with the ones that you love by not being where you are supposed to be.
I’m really trying hard to be cognizant of what I am supposed to be doing at all times. I’m not always successful but I am finding that when I do, each moment is that much more rewarding.