MVP: Our decisions reflect our values
I chose to jump into a big project building fence instead of first investing time to plant out our spring seeds. As a result, we will not have many fresh greens in May.
Why did I make that choice?
Honestly, I’m not sure. I felt pressure with the long list of projects and thought it was something I could check off my list.
The thing is, planting seeds takes a couple hours, not days (or weeks).
Also, I value fresh greens from our garden, but I chose instead to put time into something else.
There are two reasons we make poor choices about what gets done and what doesn’t:
If I say I value fresh greens, how does it make any sense to choose building a fence before planting seeds?
This for me is the hardest epiphany, because when I make poor choices, I must reflect deeply on understanding them.
Today’s intention: If you’ve left something critical undone this week, think about what you did instead, and what values were behind the decision. Or were you just in urgent mode?