- What do I want to be proud of in my career?
- What do I want people to remember about my contributions?
Hugh's speech reminded me of Stephen Covey's exercise in his book classic 7 Habits of Highly Successful People - Begin with the End in Mind, which I have replicated below.
Both if these thought leaders are urging you and me to think out past our now in order to guide our actions today.Knowing what you want to create will help to direct your actions today.
When I did the Covey exercise I made some amazing discoveries about what I wanted from my life. As a result I stepped out of a 'secure career' and started my own business and I decided to work in the community in which I lived rather than travelling around the country. In reflection they were all good decisions for me.
Give the exercise a go, or if that's not for you just spend some time deciding on what you want your career/life legacy to be and as always I suggest you write it down, act on it and review it at least quarterly.
Thanks Hugh & Stephen for the timely reminder... I'm off to complete the exercise again!
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