Dear friends and colleagues, try to “project” yourself to age 80 and think about reflecting back on your life, your career, decisions and accomplishments. Do you believe that as you are sitting in a chair with a grandchild on your lap that these thoughts will bring a smile to your face? Do you believe that your life (up until that moment) will have been well lived and filled with happiness, joy, and value to others?
As you go through this process you will reconsider some of your past decisions, but I urge you not to spend too much time there, as they are in the past, gone. However, do be mindful about what you are doing and action on today and going forward as that is something you can influence and guide.
You, at 80 years old…think about it and own each day going forward.