…was made ten years ago.
Last week. my wife and I were chatting about her needs.
They were modest => a daily swim and an outdoor walk with a friend.
It brought me way back, and made me smile.
The last time we’d spoken about her needs was a decade earlier.
We had a two-year old in the house and my wife was pregnant with our son.
Actually, we didn’t really talk much.
I broached the topic of changing how we were living. It went something like…
I have neeeeeeeeds.
One of the better things I’ve EVER done was not engage.
Non-engagement was a general policy during pregnancy and, fortunately, my wife was pregnant enough that the habit stuck with me!
Back to “needs” circa 2010.
I looked around:
- 2,000 sq ft per person
- 3:1 adult-to-kid ratio
- weekly cleaners
- professional kitchen
I did not say a word but I made a mental note.
The situation around us, I had created. All our needs were created by me.
It was time to own the outcome.
Roll forward a decade, add a global pandemic, and we’re down to a walk and a swim.
50% of our baseline cost of living => gone.
I even got rid of cable (took me five years).
Stay focused on where you want to go.
Own the outcome.