Many people who know me think that I’m a little bit crazy – particularly over the last couple of weeks when I’ve been out running in all of the rain we’ve been experiencing. I’ll admin, it’s much nicer now that the skies are clear!
My go to route during the week is the Bay Run, and running this regularly provides me with very different perspectives of the same landscape depending on the conditions at the time. Last Saturday so much rain was hitting me in the face that I could barely see anything, but over the past month or so as the days have gotten shorter I’ve often started in the dark and so missed lots of details that have gradually revealed themselves as the sun came up.
If I’m looking at it from a strictly physical perspective though, the purpose of the run is to maintain or enhance my fitness and it really doesn’t matter whether I have a nice view during it (not that I’m about to give it up!). The result I’m after is physical fitness, and the rest is just a bonus.
I had a couple of discussions this week with people about their investments that reminded me of this. They were really interested in their portfolios, and loved being able to tell the stories about what they were holding and why, as well as how these investments were doing.
This was all great, but they were so wrapped up in the investments themselves that they’d forgotten about the reason for investing in the first place – to make money so they can do the things that are important to them.
You can hear what happened when we peeled back the details and looked at the bigger picture here:
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