As we begin to grow and mature and find ourselves closing one door and opening the next, we must begin to ponder what our true meaning is and what we plan to do with this life we were given. As I completed my undergraduate work and finish up the second half of my graduate work, I can’t help but begin questioning what it is that I really want to accomplish in the later part of my life.
There is one question that I was just asked recently that can help you find the answer to this question rather quickly and that is:
How would you want to be eulogized at your funeral?
Now, it seems sort of silly to plan your life based off of how you want to be spoken about when you’re dead; however, one’s response to this question says a whole lot about what kind of person he or she is. As you begin to look long-term into your career and your personal life, what is that you want people to remember you for? Personally, I want to remembered as someone who inspired and influenced others to be the best that they can be. I also want to be known as a great family member, friend, and citizen to my community.
In order to achieve these long-term plans, I must devote myself every day in both my career and personal life to work towards reaching those goals. Being able to ask myself that very powerful question set guidelines and expectations for me to uphold myself to. So, now I ask you…
How do you want to be remembered?