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