Lou Tice was a once football coach in an American High School. He got an emergency call one day because his colleague was having a breakdown and was threatening to commit suicide. Lou subsequently discovered that the ‘trigger’ was that a pupil had thrown the shot-put into the swimming pool. Probably not a valid reason to get so upset.
But as Lou Tice points out, if you haven’t decided what you value the most, then the tiniest thing can upset you. But if you can prioritise 6 or seven things that are most important to you, then you’ll operate from a sense of values. That can help put things in perspective and make you realise that some things just aren’t worth getting upset over.
Since I believe there’s a life beyond this one on earth, I’ve made my spiritual life number one. Then family, friends, health, etc. So what do you consider to be the most important things in your life?
This script was for a radio ‘filler’ and was written and narrated by John Callister.