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Answer the Biggest Question First

Believe it or not, it is possible for you to feel that everything in your life is just right. Everything is in its proper place. All is as it should be.

And you won’t be dreaming.

It’s a matter of solving life’s biggest problems problems first. Once you get your hands around the big ones, then the little ones fall into place.

This is not to say that you figure everything out once and for all. Many things are just beyond the scope of mortal man to fathom.

But you know what? As you strive to unravel the mysteries of the universe, you get a little bit closer to the truth. You get a sense of what is going on. You understand things a bit more.

Brazil’s Ricardo Semler has a great Ted Talk on this topic. He demonstrates how he applies this wisdom to his life and to his business. He articulates very clearly the importance of answering the biggest questions first.

As I strive to do this myself, I have already realized several benefits:

I am calmer. I have more perspective. Molehills seem less and less like mountains.

I accomplish more. Adopting a strategy of doing things in priority order help to get the most mileage out of the smallest amount of effort. You get the things done that have the biggest impact.

I have connected to other people on a deeper level. I find that I have learned a few things, and as I interact with friends and colleagues, I find they are struggling to learn the same lessons. I offer what I can to help them get there.

The great news of the day it that yes! fulfillment it is possible. The struggle remains hard, but it should be, because that is how you reap the benefits. It’s the payoff that gets better because you finally start putting it all together.

And here is a big secret: once you get your life priorities in order, the purchase of life insurance becomes much easier. It makes perfect sense to take care of the ones you love, the business you have built, and the charities that are dear to you.