Recently I was having a coaching session and I made the comment that a few years ago I realised my tombstone would probably say “She was a hard worker!”, as I reflected on that I realised that was definitely not what I wanted it to read.
I wanted to change my tombstone to read “She gave as much as she took!” What I mean by that is that Social Responsibility is far more important to me as I get older. I want my personal and business life to reflect this value and to that end I endeavour to make time and provide support for no other reason than it is the right thing to do for that person, group, time or situation.
The reward I get from that is knowing that my tombstone is more likely to read the way I want it too and that is enough for me.
What would your tombstone have said 5 years ago? What would it say now? Take the time to reflect, I think you might find it interesting. Love to hear your thoughts.