The Tail Wags the Boat

Mountainous views and dense forest – my preferred environment, making it ironic that roughly 95% percent of my life was spent living within driving distance to coastal waters.  You know what else is ironic?  95% of the homes butted up against said coastal waterways are boat owners.

 But that’s a lie.  Why?  Because everything you own in life, owns you.  The so called “boat owner” bears the burden to pay steeper fees for his/her property, a vehicle with a tow hitch, a dock or other storage and all the required maintenance, just to name a few.

 The old saying goes, “The happiest days of your life are when you buy a boat and when you sell it.”

 I know this first hand.  I purchased a couple of 14’ kayaks.  I loved them…as long as my butt was seated inside and floating on the water.  But 95% of the time (you guessed it) my life is not spent on the water.  I’m not amphibious.  This means 95% of the time, the kayaks sat in my garage.  Needless to say, not even one year later – they have been passed on to other proud owners.

 THE CHALLENGE:  I bet 95% of your time is spent doing something you’d rather not be doing.  Can you bring that number down to 90%, 80%, 75%?  It’s not easy.  Every time you say “yes” to something, you say “no” to something else.  Practice saying yes to what matters most.  Maybe for you, that means getting out on the boat more often!  Until next time, you can find me in the mountains. 

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