YOU IN THE COFFIN
Have you read the bestseller ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’? There is an interesting mind-activity in the book that we will enact right about now. Follow me closely, and you’d be glad that you did it at the end.
Imagine yourself on a clean black suit with a dark pair of glasses to match. You walk gently into a funeral service with a well-polished coffin at the front.
As you walk towards the coffin, you walk pass your family members, your closest friends, your colleagues, your neighbors and church members. Tears fill their eyes, with their handkerchief soaked in sears.
You walk close to the open coffin, and look inside. Then you see yourself inside the coffin, cold and dead. Then you look at the mourning crowd, and you look back inside the coffin beholding yourself.
Now still close to the casket, answer the following questions:
-What would you want your family members to honestly say about the you in the coffin?
-What would you want your colleagues to sat about the you in the coffin?
-What would you want your friends to say about the you in the coffin?
-What would you want your neighbors to say about the you in the coffin?
Now, you will likely find out that things like being the richest man in the world, having thousand of class or visiting thousand of locations did not show up in the things you would want people to say about you in the coffin.
The things you wish they would say about you in the coffin are the things you should spend your life pursuing. That is the true life.