Just consider the irony of our lives. We keep trying to increase the value of all the unimportant things in our Life, instead of trying to reduce the values (parameters) of what’s most important for us to live.
We worry ourselves to death trying to increase our wealth, our real estate, our fame; we lust and crave for rewards and recognition, and want more and more people to appreciate us. Even as we are doing this, we don’t realize that things more valuable than what we are chasing are also increasing in value. Our weight, our blood pressure, our heart rate, our triglycerides, our sugar and cholestrol. The irony: if we worked systematically to reduce the values of our body parameters and bring them to acceptable levels, we will be able get more of what we want without as much effort as we are struggling to invest now.
Phil Crosby, the Quality Guru, wisely said, “Health is the only Wealth. And it’s Tax Free!” So, doesn’t it make sound financial sense to focus on what matters than on matters that don’t?