Well, there you have it #1 lesson: take care of your family and health. I am sure we are all thinking that is so obvious. But, if you had read my lessons 10-2, you know me enough to understand that this very obvious reason was not so obvious to me in the past decade.
Yes – believe it or not – there were stretches of times when my family and health were not right up at the top. I am totally guilty of missing some family dinners, school events, getting exercise, going for a walk or keeping my regular doctor appointments. I will say it was during one my vacations many years ago that I decided to make some fundamental changes. While my routine is far from ideal, I do go to the gym almost every day, and always there for dinners, and school events. Doctor appointments? Well, I am getting better at that.
The result is that I have a lot more energy than I ever did before. Taking care of my health and spending time with my family has put more things in perspective. My problems at work have become easier to solve – mainly because I give my subconscious a chance to work on them and not dwell on the small things as much as I used to.
As I write this, I am on vacation in Tahoe skiing. Spending time outdoors with the family and reflecting on my last decade has indeed been very insightful and rewarding. It has been a transformative decade for me, with some great lessons learned. I am looking forward to the journey ahead. I hope you will all take some time to be with your families and reflect – and perhaps come up with your own to 10 lists. I would love to hear from you.
When we wake up tomorrow … it will be 1/1/11! (I am totally into numbers and happen to think this is really cool 🙂 What a magical way to begin the New Year and New Decade….All the best to everyone!