You Are What You Love

Monday was about asking the right questions. Today, we need to examine the things we love. What are the things you love in your life? Are they improving the quality of your life or are they keeping you from the things you want?

Excessive clutter in our homes and workplaces can be a distraction and affect our productivity. If we hold onto too many possessions they can end up taking control of our lives. You wouldn’t say you love your clutter, but it is a distraction. And if it has your attention, well then…

Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are. –Jose Ortega y Gasset

Do you love your distractions? Those are the things that are preventing you from getting the really important things done.

  • Is scrolling through Instagram interfering with your workout?
  • Is Netflix the reason why you didn’t complete that assignment?
  • Are those cute little cat videos getting in the way of your household chores?

We live in a world full of distractions. Do we love them? We won’t openly admit it, but if it is getting our attention, then maybe we secretly do love it more than what we openly say we love to do.

What do you say you love to do? What are the things you love that you tell your friends and family about? Do they match up with what you are actually doing? Is your attention really going toward those things?

If your actions are not syncing up, it is time to go back and take a deeper look at them. If you are loving the wrong things, it is time to turn your attention to the right things. We all should have an idea of what is best for our lives. There should be an ideal quality of life that we see for ourselves. This is where our attention should be. The things we love and the things we do should drive us toward the things we want to become.

The things that we love tell us what we are. –Thomas Aquinas

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