If you could live your life over…
This is a short piece that was sent to me by one of my friends and clients Nandi Shastry, CEO of Brainy Betty (www.brainybetty.com).
Dr. Anthony Campolo, Professor of Sociology, Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, shares the results of a survey where 50 people 95 years and older were asked: “If you could live your life over what would you do differently?” The answers surprised me. These old folks said that if they could live their lives over they would…
1. Reflect more.
These seniors said they would take the time to think about what was going on and live their lives along well-thought-out priorities. They would contemplate the meaning of life, family, work and much more.
2. Risk more.
These wonderful aged human beings said they would have taken more chances in life. If they could re-live their lives they wouldn’t be so scared to take risks. They would have developed more courage to venture out of their comfort zones.
3. Do things that would outlast them.
They wanted to know that their lives counted for something, that long after they left this world, somehow their impact would live on. We all can learn something from these people about setting goals.
Let’s take a moment to consider what they said as you set the course for your life.
To Having It All,