Is a day when you learn something new.
And there is so much beauty and knowledge and wisdom in this world, that every day can be good, I say!
Well, today I was in a bookstore, waiting for a friend when I picked up a hardcover called '10 10 10' by Suzy Welch. I flipped through it and essentially she says:
"When making any difficult decision think about its consequences in 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 years."
Wow, I thought. That *is* a great rule to live by!
Now I don't plan to read the book itself (reviews are average) but the five minutes in that shop were certainly well spent!
On the way home I tried applying the 10-10-10 rule to a few dilemmas I'm facing in life. Let's take a relatively minor one, like not being able to blog that often these days.
It isn't lack of ideas, but a question of prorities. I'm trying to complete my next book and that takes all my heart, soul, discipline and determination!
So when I feel like writing a post I often just... let it slide.
For 10 minutes: It feels bad.
In ten months: It may affect this blog's readership (sometimes I wonder, if I slow down too much would I simply lose the *desire* to blog?)
In ten years: If I write a book which touches lives and ignites minds, it would all be worth it!
So, folks, forgive my long absences and silences. And think about the 10-10-10 rule, as it applies to your life! But hey, don't overdo it....
Like today I also learnt that I can eat an entire thin crust pizza (all 8 pieces) when really really hungry. But I don't think it qualifies for the 10-10-10 treatment.
Will just compensate by eating light tomorrow!