June 02, 2009, Sydney
” If there is anything I would like to be remembered for it is that I helped people understand that leadership is helping other people grow and succeed. To repeat myself, leadership is not just about you. It’s about them.” – Jack Welch
New York Times bestselling author Mark Albion’s 3-minute animated movie Based on Mark’s book, More Than Money. “The Good Life”
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance. What will matter is about what you learned as well as what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.What will matter is not your competence, but your character.What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many felt good when they were around you and how you served them.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what. Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.-coach bay
Choose to live a life that matters. – Michael Josephson
This was so old story to be told to. It show a principle how we deal with the most important thing in our life. Choose one that can make you satisfied, pick that, smile. It is in your heart, Rich.
2 replies on “Live a Life That Matters”
wah… choose to live a life that matters, i couldn’t agree more :)
I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess I‘ll just have to keep checking yours out.