Yep, Friday again!

Here’s a brief idea from me, and a few content recommendations that have the potential to shift your thinking in a significant way.


Are you making decisions in your life that prioritise the long-term?

Hopefully when you ask yourself this question, a bunch of things should come to mind. If not, that might be cause to reflect on how you're balancing the short-term and long-term. Because eventually, you’ll pay the price for too heavily prioritising the short-term.

Ideally, you're regularly delaying instant gratification. You’re sacrificing short-term pleasure, for long term benefits. You also want to be doing uncomfortable things – which are necessary to get what you want later.

A few examples:

If you save and invest, you’ll have less disposable income now (and the things that come with it). But, in the long-run, you’ll have financial freedom.

Being active and pushing yourself hard isn’t always fun. It’s usually pretty uncomfortable. But, if you want to be at a healthy weight and in good cardiovascular health in the long-run, it’s unavoidable. You have to get it done.

I’ll leave you with a quote that helps to sum up sacrificing the short-term, for the long-term. 

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice (the greatest wide receiver in NFL history)


Jesse Itzler – Where life is won (instagram)

I love this. It’s so easy for work to define us. Have you ever gone at it 100% during the week, only to slump exhausted in the evenings and weekends? This is a great reminder that life is won in what happens OUTSIDE OF WORK.

I read this post in September last year. It resonated so much that I screenshotted a section of it (the tips part) and have it on my wall to help serve as a reminder:

They’re only going to ask you so many times (article)

If you’re a parent, you’ll know what it’s like to be asked 100 things every day. Play this, go to the park, watch this with me, help me build this etc. 

This short article brilliantly highlights how important it is not to waste those opportunities. By the way, if you’re not a parent, this could just as easily apply to friends and family.

Richard Feynman – Not having an opinion (tweet)

Wait, it’s OK to not have an opinion? It's not necessary to weigh in on everything? ;-)

Richard Feynman was an American theoretical physicist, known for his larger than life personality. If you want to know more about him, check out Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character (I read it a couple of years ago and loved it).


Have a good weekend!

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