A huge reason we own stuff is for what they do for us. If they aren’t doing what they are supposed to do, we should kick ‘em to the curb right?
But what if you can’t decide what to keep? I believe indecision stems from a lack of vision and as the person 100% responsible for our choices maybe we could benefit from acting more like a CEO in our lives.
A CEO holds the vision for the company and gives jobs to people who agree to work towards the vision. If an employee isn’t doing her job, she’s fired.
In the same way, we are the CEO of our lives, homes, calendars, wallets, and time.
Each of the things we own should have jobs working towards our vision and it’s our responsibility to ensure our things have a purpose that works with our vision.
If a CEO was constantly complaining because her employees weren’t doing their job and therefore, holding back the company, we’d say, maybe it’s time for new employees.
We are responsible for ensuring our things are working towards our goals. We get to decide what to keep and what to let go based on what we want or our vision.
Andy Stanley says, “Making your vision stick requires…you to develop a healthy intolerance for those things that have the potential to impede your progress.” I think we need to develop a healthy intolerance to the stuff impeding our vision.
Do you have a vision for your life? Goals you’d like to reach? Values you want to be displayed?