Monday, December 24, 2012


A very merry Christmas to you! I hope you are having a time of refreshing these holidays. Christmas is a tradition the world over. A significant one at that. It is important for us to understand why we are celebrating Christmas. 

I read somewhere that sadly, some people are no longer calling it Christmas, but just 'Happy Holidays'. Head in the sand, blind to the truth.

Speaking of traditions...there are some that are completely useless...and I am not talking about elaborate ones. I am talking about personal traditions. There are those that people find themselves doing again and again, yet they have absolutely no eternal value...or have no input in their life signatures.

A few weeks back, I dared people on social media to stay out of facebook and twitter for just a day. One friend rose up to the challenge. 

Disclaimer: I am not discrediting facebook and twitter or any other form of social media. 

However, it is time for us to check any form of tradition that we are engaged in against the value that it adds to our Life Signatures. Very many employees and visionaries spend hours on end on things that do not challenge them or add any value to their vision. Facebook can be one of them, twitter another, TV and newspapers another!

In 2013, it is absolutely necessary that we evaluate the importance (or lack thereof) of some of the traditional activities we engage in.

This evaluation should make us to cull some of these activities out of our lives altogether. Is facebooking adding value to me? How much value is it per day? How about twitter? CNN (Constant Negative News)? If any of these traditions, or let's call them addictions are not adding any value from us, we need to axe them out of our lives.

Is it simple? That depends with if you have a vision and how much you are determined to see that vision come to pass. The most important thing in this exercise is not the stopping or the culling or the axing of the tradition. The most important thing however is what we do IN THE PLACE of the culled tradition. 

If for instance I am chucking the tradition of spending two hours on facebook every day, what am I doing in its place? What value am I adding to my life signatures by the virtue of this exchange?

It is important to REPLACE old and potential killing traditions with new Value Adding activities. If we leave blank the swept slate, it is very easy to go back and do those same old things.

Have you ever sat down to evaluate the value of some of the activities you do per day, let alone per week? It is in the day that activities are done that form characters and tradition.

As people are reviewing the value of Christmas downwards, I wish we all take a look and reviewed the value of our traditions too. This is how we stay relevant to our vision.

A very Merry Christmas to you!

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