How Will You Measure Your Life?

I’m thankful my friend Josh Wilson recently referred me the highly regarded book: How Will You Measure Your Life?If you’re looking for the short version, it’s based off a speech at the commencement of Harvard Business School Class of 2010.

But you might not even need to skip over to each of those links just yet. Instead, just think of the question right now:

How will you measure your life?

It’s simple yet profound. Will it be…

  • dollars earned?
  • lifelong friends?
  • lives touched?
  • college degrees?
  • fancy cars owned?
  • gold medals?
  • mountains conquered?
  • countries visited?
  • children raised?
  • languages learned?
  • words written?
  • grade-point-average?
  • products built?
  • jobs created?
  • houses owned?
  • dreams chased?
  • celebrities met?
  • twitter followers?
  • facebook photos?
  • YOLO moments?

This list could go on and on. My point is that it’s helpful to think about the questions author Clayton Christensen suggests:

  • How can you be sure you will be happy in your career?
  • How can you be sure your relationship with your family will be an enduring source of happiness?
  • How can you be sure you will stay out of jail?

Only you can answer these questions, and there isn’t a right or wrong answer. My answer resonates closely with Christensen, “focused on family and others”. This blog is an example of my effort to positively touch as many people as possible. Read more…

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10 2012