As I take time off this week to look ahead (and behind) I'm asking myself what I want and what I'd like to create next year and in particular: why?
What good is striving to be our absolute best, if excelling gets in the way of your time with your child?
What good is money if you've lost everything that really matters on the road to getting it?
Am I doing what is important to me now, or am I telling myself to settle for less so I can do what's important someday?
Is what I'm doing part of making myself into the person I want to wake up with everyday?
Do I truly 'need' all the things I am so afraid might drop out of my life?
And if I am going to go for anything at all, I want to know what it is but what I'm really asking myself
for the sake of what?
It's likely you know or know or someone who has sacrificed years, skipped holidays, chastised themselves for not being enough, worked all hours to make a big nest egg, and then were too ill or tired to do any of the things that they put off to The Great Someday.
To avoid that, the best question I can think of is 'Why for?'
I am adding this as a sanity check to all my New Year Resolutions.