Updated: Aug 17
Imagine two men in a village. Both have to walk a mile each way every day to a river to get water for their families. After a month, one man starts working on building a pipe underground to connect the river to his house. For an entire year he expends extra energy working on his pipeline. When he finishes, he has the resource of the water directly to his house, while the second man continues to walk to the river. Are there places in your life where you are living day to day? What are the prices and benefits to that decision? Most people can see the prices, and there are benefits! It takes a ton of additional effort to create a pipeline in your life. For an entire year, the first man spent extra time, money, and physical effort to create something from which he was not yet reaping any rewards. For what in your life are you willing to build a pipeline? Perhaps it is your finances. Sacrificing some of the things in this country believed to be "needs" that truly might be "wants" could create income with which to invest. What about those of us who are not healthy? Sacrificing some of the things that are great to taste, and sacrificing time to work out could be building a pipeline for your future. There are a million examples of places in our lives that we could build pipelines. This week, identify a place in your life in which you can begin building a pipeline. Ordinary people think about the now, extraordinary people invest in the future.