As I get older, I find some habits and pursuits less and less fulfilling. Why is that? I think it is because the less satisfying pursuits do not provide "quality."
Think how much your life -- including your collection -- might improve if you:
- Stop watching "empty" valueless reality shows and instead watch classic movies, documentaries and shows that provide insight, inspiration and knowledge. You'll think better.
- Stop mindlessly thumbing through endless scrolls of your Facebook feed and visit a web site where you can learn something. Better yet, write an article for a web site... share your knowledge.
- Turn off the tablet and pick up the phone to call a friend.
- Put down the trashy novel du jour and read a book about history, a biography or a classic novel.
- Stop the impulse buys and exercise discipline. One quality $200 item in your collection is always more impressive than eight common ho-hum $25 items. The most admired collections have focus and quality. If you want quantity, look at the barns full of junk no one cares about on American Pickers. You want that?
- Eat quality food. This is not about weight loss, but that may be a result. Are you really eating a floppy salt patty from a fast food chain when a real burger from the local diner is about the same price? As I get older, I have no patience for poor quality food. I'd rather go without than eat highly processed garbage food.
As Dave Ramsey says, "The difference between you now and you a year from now is the people you meet and the books you read."
We only have so many years on this earth; don't you want to spend them in the best way possible?
Best regards for a happy, healthy and quality-filled 2015!