Are You Focused on What Really Matters

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by Bernice Ross

It’s 2010. Chances are you made some New Year’s Resolutions [last January]. A good question to ask is, “Are you paying attention to what really matters?” To determine what matters most in your life, answer the three following questions:

  1. Name the three most memorable events in your life.
  2. Name the five most important people in your life.
  3. Name three things you wish you had more time to do.
  4. Name three people you would like to spend more time with (and include the activity where you would be together.)

Did any of these include work? If you’re like most people, probably not. Unfortunately, our society often portrays being a “workaholic” as something noble—”The market is really tough. I have to 16 hours a day if we’re going to succeed!” “We both have to work—the kids would be stuck in a lousy apartment and a lousy school if we don’t!” “My clients need me—I have to be available when they call.”

If you look back on your past, chances are pretty good that your most precious memories are not of work—they’re of times spent doing special things with those you love or times you’ve taken time for you. So the next time you’re considering missing time with loved ones to stay at work or putting off caring for yourself because work is more important, remember what matters.

Bernice Ross is a member of the Broker Agent Speakers Bureau which is a full service Speakers Bureau serving the real estate and financial industry. To learn more about Bernice, view her bio or visit www.BrokerAgentSpeakers.com.

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Michael Jacobs
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A great post as I begin to work on my business plan for 2011.  Thanks for sharing.

November 06, 2010 02:01 AM
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Lauren Selinsky Perez
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I recently put up a similar blog! and of course completely agree ;)

November 15, 2010 03:52 AM
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Debbie Solano
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Bernice, I've decided I am going to get out of debt and buy a horse.  I really want to begin riding again.  If I don't do this soon I'll be too old. 

To do that I will have to focus on my business plan and be very intentional with my time.

November 19, 2010 04:22 AM
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Vince Sadler
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This is great to keep in mind. Thanks.

December 10, 2010 06:24 PM
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Adrian Willanger
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Bernice-Thanks for the thought provoking assessment tool. It's been a few years since we've communicated, you interviewed me for Waging War on Real Estate Discounters.

Keep up the good work!

January 08, 2011 06:16 PM
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Krista Lombardi
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Making resolutions is a good way to start the year. This is a good advice, Bernice. Oftentimes, we are blinded on what really matters most. We often focused on what's temporal rather than on things which do really last. On my part, I'll do some re-evaluation to help me fix my eyes on my priorities. Thank you for this great reminder! :)

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