“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast. You also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” -Eddie Cantor
‘Why?’ is an important question that we rarely ask ourselves today in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Why do I live where I live? Why do I do what I do? Why is my life the way it is? Why are my relationships the way they are? Why is my health and well-being the way it is? Why are the people around me the way they are?
These important questions all have the same answer: Because of the choices YOU have made in the past!
Everything that now comprises the totality of our lives is derived from choices that we have made in the past. Charles Duhigg, the author of “The Power of Habit” says that more than 95% of the things we do on a daily basis are unconscious choices, i.e. we are living today, because of decisions that we made decades ago, in some cases. We don’t consciously choose much about what happens to us on a daily basis! Doesn’t that make you sad?
How can we change that? We can slow down, and begin to question EVERYTHING. Then, you can re-start with a new plan of attacking life. This plan can include the proven BFS Frame, which starts with clarifying and finalizing your Personal Purpose Statement, then your Business Purpose Statement; then it moves on to your Catalyzing Statement, your Values List for making decisions, then your Real Business Strategy, and finally, your long and short-term business goals.
Alas, this is not easy to do! But it is MUCH EASIER if you first decide to slow down and QUESTION EVERYTHING!
Rick Sapio, Co-Founder
Business Finishing School, LLC