Motivational Monday… For a Better Future
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen changes being made in the area where Larry and I walk...Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. A large line of fence has been erected along the creek that runs at the edge of the Preserve.
Last week, we watched as huge machines began removing trees on both sides of the creek. I was so upset that our beautiful area was going to be ruined.
However, as Larry pointed out, they need to do it to prevent further erosion and make it easier to maintain. And hopefully, this will help to prevent the massive flooding that Houston experienced during Hurricane Harvey.
The slopes of the sides will be reconfigured and unfortunately, this means trees will come down.
It reminded me that often in life we face situations where we have to practice tough love. We are asked to do the things that others may not like or that pain us to do but we know that they are, in the long run, better for us.
It happens in our professional lives as well as our personal lives. Sacrifices made to ensure a better future...doing what is distasteful to us now to prevent something worse from happening down the road.
While you go through the week and are faced with some of these choices, put on your Into the future glasses and let that help with your decision.
What would help us preserve our natural resources are genetic traits that let us sacrifice the present for the sake of the future. You need wisdom to sacrifice something that is immediately useful or advantageous for the sake of something that will be important in the future. Christian de Duve