How important is the stuff in your life?
Your material possessions—those things you’ve worked so hard for by slaving forty, fifty, sixty hours a week to acquire—how much value do they actually add to your life?
We bet it’s less than you realize.
Here’s an exercise for you. Take a moment and write down your 10 most expensive material possessions from the last decade. Things like your car, your house, your jewelry, your furniture, and any other material possessions you own or have owned in the last ten years. The big ticket items.
Next to that list, make another top 10 list: 10 things that add the most value to your life. This list might include experiences like catching a sunset with a loved one, watching your kid play baseball, eating dinner with your parents, etc.
Be honest with yourself when you’re making these lists. It’s likely that both lists share zero things in common.
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