Thursday, June 16, 2011

Last Wills and Testaments

Do you consider it strange that people who have elaborate, well-planned "Last Wills and Testaments" have no goals and objectives for their lives? They can tell you in great detail what they plan to leave to those they love when they die, but if you ask them:

• What is the mission of your life?

• What is your vision for the kind of person you want to become?

• What are the non-negotiable goals you hope to accomplish before you die?

They give you a blank stare and then offer a generic, off-the-cuff verbal response. Why is it that we do a better job of preparing for death than for life?

Each one of us needs to think through the direction we want our life to go, and then we need to establish some priorities that will get it done. When I come to the end of my days, I want my concluding words to be "mission accomplished."

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