Blog: May 11, 2018
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ~ Warren Buffett
Why do you do the things you do? Have you ever asked yourself that question?
Not in a trivial, blah, blah kind of way.
I mean with everything, from what you do, how you do it, too why you do it. Have you thought about things as small as why you hold your pen the way you do, to how you walk, talk and think about the things that you do?
I heard a story once about a husband and wife sitting around the kitchen stove when the wife takes out a piece of meat she was going to cook for dinner. She places it on the cutting board and proceeds to cut off both ends of this beautiful piece of meat, when the husband says, “honey can I ask you why do you always cut off the ends of that meat, they both look like they would be great”? His wife answers, my mom, and grandma always did, so that’s why I do.
Later that evening, when the wife’s mom came over for dinner, the husband asked his mother-in-law why do you cut off the ends of your meat?
His mother-in-law smiled and said “we did that because the pans we used back then were not big enough to fit the entire meat.
All these years this wife had been cutting off the meat all because the pan was too small back in the day.
Why do you do what you do? Experts say 88% of what we believe is a function our conditioning.
Look into everything you do, ask yourself why and if it does not make sense then do something different!