Good health, education, family, relationships, a growing faith, personal development, financial security, social connections. Most of us would agree that these are important thing, but how can we tell if we truly believe these things are important? We can tell by whether or not we’re willing to commit our resources to them.
If we say good health is important, yet we don’t set aside time to regularly exercise, then how important is good health to us… really? Suppose we say saving for the future is important, but we don’t put any of our money in a retirement vehicle. Our actions would seem to contradict what our mouth is saying. We may also believe that our marriage, or other significant relationship, is extremely important, while at the same time failing to give this relationship our time and best effort. Is it then, really that important to us?
Where there is a lack of committed resources, there is a lack of importance.
Just because we don’t commit our resources doesn’t mean these things are no longer important.
They still are. Our lack of committed resources only underscores that they are not important to us.
What’s important to you? Are you committing your resources to it? In reality, that will be a significant indicator of how important you think it is.