Episode 36 - Thinking Big: How Do You Want To Be Remembered?
In this week’s episode, we’re going to talk about how we want to be remembered as it is a great tool to think about our goals and push ourselves to dream big!
Find the full show notes at Recovering Corpoholics.com/36.
Sometimes when we are thinking about our goals and what we want for our lives, we unconsciously tend to think about only the next 5-10 years of our lives.
Some of those questions that we ask ourselves may be, “What do I want?”, Where do I want to go?”, or “What do I want to achieve?”.
But sometimes those questions fall short. Why? Because those questions assume we know what we want and only have us focus on the now and the short-term future.
And what may end up happening is that we go after things we thought we wanted, only to later discover we actually didn’t want them.
So how do we turn this around to be more purposeful and find goals and dreams that will last our lifetime?
It’s to ask ourselves a different question: How do I want to be remembered?
And I love this question because it allows us to think in a different way, it shows our values, how we want to show up and it allows us to start working on that now vs thinking we need to have a plan in place in order to achieve it.
So for this 3rd exercise, I want you to think of yourself as someone who is retiring, turning 70, getting a life achievement award, aka, any situation when you are older and there is going to be a party to celebrate your life and all your accomplishments.
People will be giving speeches of your life's work and the impact you made on the world and on them.
I want you to think about, ‘What are these people saying about you?’ ‘What impact do you have on them or the world?’ How do people remember how you made them feel?’
Write down the speech of what they would say about you.
Just a quick caveat here, I want you to think of the message alone, not who the people giving the speeches are.
This exercise may help you focus on what’s really important to you. And what’s great is that you can do this for every area of your life, too. How do you want to be remembered in your career? As a son or daughter? As a parent, etc.
There is no wrong way to do this so just think about the legacy you want to leave behind and what’s truly important to you.
Then once you have that, take a look at your current goals and see if they align. Maybe they do or maybe you’ll want to think again about what you want to achieve.
That’s all I have for this week's episode. I hope you liked these past 3 episodes on exercises to help you dream big. If you did, please rate this podcast or share with your friends.
Stay Inspired and Live Powerfully,
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