What Do You Want Said At Your Funeral?

What Do You Want Said At Your Funeral?

Imagine family and friends all gathered for your funeral.  Picture all of your loved ones together to eulogize you. When you think of the general theme of the countless stories that will be told about you by the people who know you best, what will it be? What do you want said at your funeral?

I’ve got you thinking now, right?

Answer that question in as much detail as possible and you will hold the blueprint to how to live the rest of your life. Your answer will focus you on who to be and what to do. Your answer will reveal the most important objective, your life goal! Your answer will reaffirm who you are and help to move your most authentic ideas into the world.

Your answer will also reveal something equally as important as your intended direction, it will show you who you do not want to be.

Think about it, if you were forced to answer the question this moment, I bet you themes like “she was always busy” or “he had no passion outside of work” would not come to mind. Why? Because you want more for yourself than that.

Ask yourself this important question and take your time answering. The consequences are serious. Having a life goal is incredibly important. Without it, every step you take could be getting you to the wrong place faster.

Tell me what you want said at your funeral and I’ll tell you who you are meant to be.

Begin with the end in mind. ~Stephen Covey

 

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About Paul C. Brunson
Mentor, Entrepreneur, & Television Host. My goal is to help you live your best life. I’m the world’s most influential matchmaker, founded and exited three businesses, host two television shows, spent nearly a decade working directly for a billionaire, and share my experiences by mentoring through Knowledge Share

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So profound! I think about this all the time when I listen to people’s eulogy. Glad to see I’m not morbid, just shaping my character! One pastor said one time that “We are each living our eulogy.”

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Correction: “a person’s eulogy”

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My mother’s eulogy was one that made me think of this. I sat and listened to people that didn’t really know who she was or what she aspired to be craft a message FOR her. It took movement through the grieving process for me to realize that it may have impacted me more than her death. I felt victimized on her behalf. It’s forever changed how I feel about control of my image based on WHAT i do as opposed to how I look, etc. I now choose to make my mark by mentoring and motivating. Thanks for this post.

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I have visualized my homegoing as a major celebrations. Solist, Groups and Choirs from all around will come together for an amazing praise and worship experience – basically because that is where my heart is. Most of my testimony will come through the form of song, because that is how I lived my life through song. Understanding that it had nothing to do with me but by the grace of God that I made anything with my life. Those few that get up to talk will mention my love for Fried Chicken, Pepsi and Chocolate chip cookies. They will talk… Read more »

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Hopefully this will work anonymously because I comment so often on your posts and I don’t want to come off abrasive. But this is eerily similar to what it was that changed my life. Since then, I’ve had a completely different level of motivation and purpose with everything I do and in turn have been blessed to impact the lives of others.

I’ll leave the long spill at home, but I just wanted to say, great article. People are able to relate to your words, I know I am. So please, keep them coming.