We get trapped in things that don’t matter. And those things that doesn’t matter become killer whales that matters a lot. They pursue us and makes us feel a certain way.
But if anyone else looked at that menacing creature you think should be part of a Sea World act, it’s actually a guppy – a defenseless guppy.
But it’s our guppy. And when we don’t know that there really are killer whales out in the deep ocean, our little fish seems vicious. We feel our guppy of a problem needs to be taken up by the United Nations committee on matters that only matter to you.
What are my problems – really – compared to the woman that has been sold into slavery? Or the nine year old African buy who just got given a rifle to fight a civil war. Oh my! We are behind one month in our electric bill! Really?
But there we are arguing about our breadcrumbs. And yet that’s the thing: it’s our crumbs. Yes, in the grand scheme of things it may not be important. It may be the equivalent to a teen emotionally breaking down because there’s no hanging out with friends on Friday night. But in that teen’s world, that guppy is a shark.
What to do when we focus on the .01 percent of life and make it more than that? I think we have to live more. We have to know what are the big things in life and fight for that. Worry when the big things are off center. So what are the big things?
- Money – get this out of this list as soon as possible. It really doesn’t belong here, but until you don’t have to think about it, it’s a lion aid a thing.
I’m sure there maybe some others. But it isn’t I don’t get the quiet time I used to. Or I don’t like the car that I drive. It’s good to have goals. But make your goals solve big things.
To paraphrase Jim Rohn, some people major in minor things. And is that serving you?
There are bigger fish in the sea.