How Do You Want to be Remembered?

Julie  -  Sep 25, 2013  -  No Comments

by Chasity Kuttrus

Today I read an article that gave me a different way to consider work-life balance, success, purpose and how and what we choose to do with our lives.

The Huffington Post head honcho, Arianna Huffington, penned this piece, asking readers, “Are you Living Your Eulogy…or Your Resume?”

In it, she urges us to consider our own personal definition of a “successful” life and whether or not we’re living it.

“Have you noticed that when people die, their eulogies celebrate life very differently from the way we define success in our everyday existence?” Ms. Huffington asks in the piece.

Good point.

It’s so easy to get caught up in a harried existence, reacting to each thing that comes barreling at you. Some of it’s work-related, some of it’s personal stuff and some of it is just self-created stress that you can easily dump if you set your mind to it.

Take a few minutes today and think about how you want to be remembered someday. What do you want your kids, spouse, family and friends to remember about you when you’re no longer around? Or, if you don’t want to go there, think about how you’d want your loved ones to describe you to someone else. Make a mental note of those things. Or, even better, make a real note and keep it somewhere nearby.

Then, when you’re juggling priorities, use those things as part of your compass to guide you into setting boundaries and determining how to spend your time. It just might make some decisions easier for you.

Read the entire article here. And come back and let me know what you think!

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