Whom amongst you would have expected that a pail would signify anything but:
.. Something used at the beach.
… A tool used to haul water from a well.
…. or, a plastic carrier for kids to use for Halloween candy.
Not any longer … a pail(s) has far more significance here in 2014. Why, one may ask?
It is now a visual metaphor for significance in your life. I’d heard a talk a few months ago re: this concept, and it really hit a home run; it was profoundly impactful for someone who had spent so many years just surviving and passing the time – I was doing “pretty well”, or was I?
( When you spend many hours of the week in non growth activities like watching TV & shopping on credit, or excessive time on social media sites, is that really doing well? )
This post will just scratch the surface of this new wisdom that I’m blessed to pay forward – there’s a strong likelihood that there will be a future post with more detail; for certain, there will be a book review.
PAiLs stands for :
Preparatory experiences [ potential ]
+ future focused
+ present day/actions, activities, habits
+ what you plan to leave behind ( “rescued into the past.” )
+ time lost by design/intentional, or un-intentionally that didn’t get you closer to your aspirations.
Think about it. In depth. Don’t react, nor respond. Definitely ponder how it may change your thinking on each of those 86,400 seconds that you are granted every time you start anew each day.
Strongly recommend taking a moment to review & check out the same talk ( & now, also a book) that served as the inspiration for the core of this post. You will not regret doing so for even one minute.
Feedback is always welcomed & encouraged. Create a great week ahead!