I often wonder how much of what we do is simply trying to undo other things we’ve done. Here are some examples.
- We exercise to burn off fat caused by bad eating habits.
- We spend time trying repair a reputation that we damaged some way.
- We save and work hard to pay off debt we got into.
Those are three that I know I have dealt with in my personal life. And I wonder how much more I could have accomplished without having to climb out of those holes.
It makes me look at my actions in a different light because it makes me think of the price I will have to pay to undo them.
I’m not sure if that makes sense, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about.