What would you want to be said at your funeral? Can you close your eyes and imagine your funeral? Who is speaking? What is being said? Most of us, in a rush to start a business and become successful, forget to actually define success. We shoot for more money, bigger houses and maybe even big impact.
Rarely do we stop long enough to map out a course to our own success.
But what if, just for a few minutes, we took the time and energy to determine what's important? What makes us happy and serves those around us?
Who are the people with whom you spend time - maybe not the specific names, but the quality and kind of people.
The words at the funeral are the endpoints on our own map of life.
On the way, there will be detours, prototypes, and iterations. The road will be winding with thousands of small decisions. Our definition of success is our true north as we are faced with those dilemmas.
Without a true north, we bounce around like a pinball. A definition of success helps us enjoy the journey.