Your Crowning Achievement

“It is very telling what we don’t hear in eulogies. We almost never hear things like: ‘The crowning achievement of his life was when he made senior vice president.’ Or:’“He increased market share for his company multiple times during his tenure.’ Or: ‘She never stopped working. She ate lunch at her desk. Every day.’ Or: ‘He never made it to his kid’s Little League games because he always had to go over those figures one more time.’ Or: ‘While she didn’t have any real friends, she had six hundred Facebook friends, and she dealt with every email in her in-box every night.’ Or: ‘His PowerPoint slides were always meticulously prepared.’ Our eulogies are always about the other stuff: what we gave, how we connected, how much we meant to our family and friends, small kindnesses, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh.” – Arianna Huffington

It is easy to waste a lifetime on trivial pursuits. There are things that seem to matter and things that really matter. Finding the difference between these two might well be the most important discovery of your life. 

One thought on “Your Crowning Achievement

  • I recognize a relaxation in my heart as I take your words to heart.
    With this also comes a keenness in seeing and enacting on what matters. Thank you for the consideration.

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