I did it… Yep I finally did it. I was inspired by a good friend of mine and something I heard in church to finally do it. Yep, I cut my cable television off. When I called in to cut it off, the cable company basically kept offering more and more discounts. It is not about the money, unfortunately or fortunately, I spend that amount of money at the coffee shop in a given month. They just kept on probing asking me what they could do. Then they asked if it was a technical issue. It isn’t that either, so after 20 minutes I finally got off the phone. It was so funny.
Honestly, most people I know think I am crazy. It’s not that I watch a lot of TV, however, on the weekends, I am prone to watch a few hours of sports and mindless television just like anyone else. I understand we all need an escape in our life and you should spend a certain amount of your budget towards entertainment or you will go crazy. However, we all go through different seasons in our life, and I am in a season where I need to be distraction free.
I am in an interesting season in my life right now. Earlier this year, I heard the story of Nehemiah out of the bible. I cannot quote scripture, however, I do remember this. “I can’t come down, because I have great work to do.” I am not a philosopher or theologian, but from a business perspective, I want to accomplish even greater things. This quote means don’t get distracted by little things, because you were put on this earth to accomplish so much more. So focus on your “Great Work” whatever that is. So to do this, I have to make some sacrifices. Because if I was able to do some of the things I want to do, I would have already done it. So since I haven’t accomplished some of these things I want to accomplish, I must change for things to change. TV is probably a small amount of time in my budget of time, but it is also the easiest to cut off so I can accomplish the great work I want to accomplish.
Is this forever? Absolutely not, come on, I love watching Tiger Woods on the Golf Course or the Louisville Cardinals play basketball. But right now, I have some things I am trying to accomplish and I have to eliminate all distractions. However, if Tiger is in the hunt for a Masters in April, I will be in the local Sports Bar or somewhere watching. Just saying.