Monday, June 20, 2011

The Story of the Golden Goose?

Have you ever heard the story of the Golden Goose?

Imagine you have a golden goose that lays golden eggs.

What's more important?

The golden eggs or the golden goose?

If you don't look after the goose, what happens
to the eggs?

You don't get any!

You can use this same reasoning to determine which
of your Life Priorities are golden eggs, and which
priorities nurture the goose so it can continue giving
you golden eggs.

Ideally, you need to order your priorities so the goose
(that's you!) is higher than the thing your trying to  produce

 (or your golden eggs).

For example,

What's your most valuable financial asset?

You might think it's your house, but it's not.


Let's say your house (a golden egg) is worth $300,000.

And that you (the golden goose) earn $40,000 per year.

Looks like the house is worth more, doesn't it?

But after 20 years, your house might be worth $400,000,
but over that time you have earned $800,000.

So your ability to earn is twice as valuable as your house.

Or the "golden goose" (you) are worth twice as much
as your most valuable "golden egg."

In light of this, how high should "Health" be as a priority?


If you're on a plane with your son or daughter, and the
flight attendant is doing the pre-take off routine, what
do they tell you to do if there is a loss of cabin pressure?

Do they tell you to put your child's oxygen mask on first, or
do they tell you to put your mask on and THEN help your

They tell you to put yours on first.

Because if you aren't in a conscious state, you can't help

This is an example when it is loving and compassionate to
make yourself the number one priority and put yourself

Do you feel better now about making "Yourself" a
priority in other areas of life, so you have something to
give to the people and work you love?

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