I’ve been revamping my mission statement this past week; weeding out any inner blocks I have about doing what I’m doing.
I decided to do the What Would I Want to Hear Said at My Funeral? exercise.
The premise of this exercise is to imagine you’re at your own funeral and you see people standing up and giving those speeches they do. I’ve given one. It was a complete honor to stand up and give that speech.
It’s taken me all week to do this exercise. I work on it a little bit at a time.
The result has been a little bit of a directional change, and much more sense of urgency to get moving with my road trip around the world to give talks about the principles of co-creating a happy life.
So, if you’re kind of spinning your wheels right now, and you think you want to go do something big, I suggest you think about a distant point in time when they’re laying you to rest. Think about what you’d love for people to say. Think about the memory you want to leave in the mind’s of the people you meet.
Then write out your own Eulogy. Here is the one I wrote just now and posted it as a comment to my virtual buddy’s post “If I Should Die”
I sat with Tim during his final moments, he wanted me to anyone that might show up and walk over to someone you don’t know here and hug them.
Tim said “Tell them, even if we never met, I loved them.”
He said he wanted me to remind you;
“Life is short. Live it.
Life is precious. Cherish it.
The likelihood of you being here today on this planet is over 1 and 4Billion.
Time is a gift, spend it wisely.
Please use your mind to think “How can I make the world a better place before I leave this planet?” Sometimes it’s just a smile, a hug, a simple meal with a friend or a kind deed to a stranger.
Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others.
If you have to shed tears or morn because of my death, then do it quickly.
Life is for the living, and if you think my memory needs honored then go out and squeeze as much fun out the remaining seconds of your life.”
Then he said burn my body and flush the ashes down the toilet..I’m done with that suit.
What will they say at your funeral? Please don’t let it be “Loved to watch the Shore