Cheap is in the eye of the beholder. It’s tied to our perspective of value. We determine value by our assessment of the worthiness of the cost.
There is a cost in nearly everything, tangible and intangible.
- Is it worth your time?
- Is it worth your effort?
- Is it worth your skills and abilities?
- Is it worth your sleep?
- Is it worth your help?
- Is it worth your inconvenience?
- Is it worth your learning?
- Is it worth your humility?
- Is it worth your sacrifice?
- Is it worth your faith?
- What is the cost? What will you have to give up? What will you receive in return?
It’s more than an economic equation. Many choices have a deeper importance than dollars. People are involved. Your mind, heart, and soul are involved. Relationships and faith are at stake. Consider the risks. What will you run from, and what will you step into? Your choices have positive and negative consequences—often both from the same choice.
Choices are not cheap. Don’t let them paralyze you, but don’t underestimate them either. Know what drives your choices. Know what you value. Know that your choices of today can heal your past and help your future—and heal and help others as well. Or not. Because when you don’t choose in ways that heal and help others, you hurt and devalue them. They are not cheap, and neither are you.
You matter. Others matters. Make your choices reflect value.