We can learn a great deal from Solomon's costly mistakes. The king of Israel fervently pursued several unrelated goals in a vain attempt to satisfy himself. Ecclesiastes 2:10-11. Solomon had reached a high level of success - but he still felt empty.
We need to stay focused on what really matters to us and what really counts. What about you? A good checklist for making decisions I read recently was from John Maxwell. Here they are:
1. Is this consistent with your priorities?
2. Is this withing the area of my competence?
3. Can someone else do it better?
4. What do my trusted friends say?
5. Do I have the time?
This is good advice that I want to seek to implement in my own life and encourage you to consider doing the same.