Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunk Cost. It is a concept in Costing where you treat certain costs that you have incurred on some previous occasion as sunk or irrelevant. Which means if you have to decide on doing (or not doing) something today, just ignore what money you spent in the past. Make your decision based on what money you will spend in the future. Sounds really simple. But when the left brain starts functioning its really difficult to rationalize.
How beautifully this concept of Costing teaches us to live in the present moment. Forget what has happened in the past and just live in the present. In life too it is equally difficult to apply this sutra. Only a conscious effort from within get us back to the present, in the moment.
Everyday is different. Somedays are exceptionally beautiful while the others suck big time. I think its this act of balancing that highlights the importance of each day you live. In many ways it keeps you grounded.
When you face a terrible day, learn and let it go. Don't carry it forward the next day. You will only saddle yourself with the load from the past. Its very difficult to not refer back or sit and ponder over the past but to move ahead you have to place that barricade.
Keep reminding yourself that every day is a new day, every moment has to be lived to its fullest essence and every breath adds to make your life as beautiful as it is now. So acknowledge it. Respect it. Cherish it.
PS: I had a terrible day doing costing and the act of getting over it is on.