I have an alarm clock. I haven’t used it in ages. I have no need for it. I use the alarm on my iPhone to wake me up. My alarm clock just sits there on my bedside cabinet. It does nothing but marks the passing of time. I don’t look at it during the day. I don’t have a watch because I always use my iPhone.
So why do I still have an alarm clock?
- I have always had one
- It’s there for back-up
- I might need it one day
How many things do we, and I, carry around for those reasons? A back-up is an ok excuse but I have that on my iPad, so for my alarm clock it isn’t valid. There are a lot of things I might need one day and a lot of things I might not. I can think about what I need when that ‘one day’ arrives. I don’t need it now.
Just because I have always had an alarm clock is no excuse. It has always been done that way is never a good argument. Legacy can hold us back. Anything we bring with us from the past weighs down our progress forward.
What do you need to ask the question ‘why’ of today?