Sorry I’e been a little behind on the posts here. I had some personal issues that needed to be addressed.
Today we are looking at one thing: what we want to accomplish in life.We are going to look at it in two different ways. First we are going to just list a whole bunch of things we would like to do in our life time. The reason we are doing this is to take stock at what you really want.
Then we are going to look at what we would like to be remembered by, what we want to leave behind for others. Thinking in this way helps you understand what you want to contribute to this world.
- Make a list of at least 50 goals you would like to accomplish in your lifetime. As long as it is humanly possible I want you to list it. No matter how big or how small it is, list it. Make sure you get at least 50. Look at the list. What themes do you see? What patterns? Does anything jump out at you?
- Read this article: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/01/dont-die-with-your-music-still-in-you/
- Imagine that you died tommorrow. Your family, your teachers, your friends, your lovers and your coworkers are all there at the funeral. Different people who were close to you are speaking and reflecting on your life. What would they say about you? As they reflect on your life, how would they describe you? How would they describe your accomplishments and your relationships? Write about it.
People often find themselves achieving victories that are empty, successes that have come at the expense of things they suddenly realize were far more valuable to them. People from every walk of life – doctors, academicians, actors, politicians, business professionals, athletes, and plumbers – often struggle to achieve a higher income, more recognition or a certain degree of professional competence, only to find that their drive to achieve their goal blinded them to the things that really mattered most and are now gone.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most….
…If you carefully consider what you wanted to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success. – From Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
- Finally, imagine that you do not die tommorow, but 2 years from now. What would you do differently? What if it was 10 years from now? What would you change about the way you are living right now?