Imagine you’re sitting on the same park bench I described in my last post. You are still minding your own business. But instead of a single feather landing at your foot, there are now dozens – or even hundreds – of feathers scattered about your feet.
How do you decide which feather, or feathers, to pick up?
It’s impractical to pick up all the feathers. There are too many. Many of them are unattractive, dirty, or mangled.
Some are beautiful. Colorful. Shiny. Some just seem to scream out to you, “Pick me up!” Others are dismissed at first sight as unworthy. Unnecessary.
Your time is limited, so many – or even most – must be ignored.
And your ability to protect any selected feathers dictates that only a few feathers can actually be chosen safely.
Selecting is limited to only those that are special.
Deciding which ones are special is the challenge.
Deciding the ones that you want means making choices.
Deciding the ones that you don’t want means making choices.
Deciding is 100% up to you.
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