ERE, alignment

One way to make any goal easier is to make sure it’s aligned with other goals. High quality products with premium price tags are compatible goals. Goals may not perfectly align - high quality parts may cost more and a business may not have full pricing power - but it’s helpful when they point in the same direction.

This can apply on a personal level too. One example is the connection between home, work, food, and methods of transportation. Fisker writes, “Successfully minimizing this distance (between home and work) permits walking and cycling. Not having a car saves a lot of money, and moving around by muscle power increases fitness.”

Expending energy to get around makes someone healthier, costs, less, engages them with their community, and exposes them to the elements, making them tough. For Fisker’s philosophy this is a good application. Each aspect of commuting with person power or pedal power rather than petrol power reinforces that other Whats.

I first saw this meme in college.

Alignment isn’t a financial issue so much as a sequential one. What do you want to spend time doing?

I write. That requires a lot of reading books, listening to podcast, and watching YouTube lectures. It also takes a lot of sitting. To counter the sitting and to fuel the writing I listen to podcasts on morning dog walks. My mental and physical goals are both being served by one unit. That’s alignment.

Everything takes work. Goals require a catalyst then regular maintenance to keep them spinning. It’s easier to provide that work with alignment.