Thursday, August 26, 2021 (Day 238)
NEW Relaxing Music for the week: Illumination of the Heart: Deuter (9:41) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9NNnO93F0E
Question: If you had a choice between receiving $200 now or $2,000 in six months’ time, which would you choose? Why?
Answer: I would pick the $2,000 in six months. Although I know it’s always better to take money today and invest, I can tell you that I would take the money and either put in our emergency fund account or put in my emergency cash account. For me, this scenario is like the marshmallow study – would you rather have a marshmallow right now or wait and have two marshmallows in an hour. I could easily wait for the two marshmallows in an hour, since one of the things I’ve really tried to build within myself is patience and discipline. Besides, if I had the $200 right now, what would I get? I would most likely spend it on a nice dinner for Rebecca and I; with the $2,000, that’s a nice trip, maybe to the beach or something. Sounds like a better option to me, don’t you think?
I’ll be presenting a workshop today at Fort Lewis College today; the title of the session is: “Purpose + Meaning + Mission + Vision = The Formula for Student (and Life) Success.” It should be a lot of fun! My brain is full of ideas right now. I’m thinking of an article titled, “Guided Pathways 2.0: Declare Your Mission, Choose Your Major.” It will be an article where we ask students to declare how they want to serve others/contribute to the world based on solving problems, then choose their major based on that. Versus picking a major, then students asking what can I do with it?
What do you think? Send me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.