Lists are one of my favorite forms of writing. I love to make them (whether it’s a grocery list, a list of goals, etc.), and I love to read them. I was listening to Dave Ramsey’s show in my car during my lunch hour, and he mentioned this list he received a lot of hateful comments over.
I can see how this piece would hit a nerve with poor people; I don’t know if one becomes rich by having these habits, or if they acquire these habits if they are rich or become rich, though I’m inclined to believe the former. This is the list: http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/20-things-the-rich-do-every-day
Though I believe time wasted isn’t wasted if it is being enjoyed, I do believe how we manage our time is important if we want to be successful in this life, if we want to accomplish things (it’s not all about the money).
So many people waste hours on Pinterest (one of my friends in the local writers group I attend referred to it as “Internet hoarding”) without doing any of the things they pin. I remember reading somewhere that we’ve becoming a nation of watchers, not doers, and some people, I believe, only do things so they can take pictures of it and post it on Facebook.
One of my many New Year’s resolutions is to do more, watch less. Now the only thing I’m not doing on this list is wake up three hours before I go to work. That would be four in the morning, when it’s still dark, and that’s just depressing. I would have to go to bed right after I get home to make that happen, and I have to have time to unwind.
Back to the list: One can disagree with the list all they want, but to borrow a banned phrase (at least I think it’s a banned phrase) by Greg Gutfeld, it is what it is. One can not like the list, and, I suppose, disagree with it, but facts are facts. I choose to use this list as a way to improve my life not so much to make me rich, but to improve myself. I think when one does certain things, other things just naturally fall into place.