Be Eulogized for Being Your Best You
I don’t know about you, but when I pass I want to be eulogized not for what I did, but for who I am. Don’t get me wrong, it would be nice to be remembered for having a successful coaching practice that helped a lot of people, creating great products that enhanced people’s lives, and presenting my message of happiness and success in front of many crowds of people.
But when it comes down to it, I would like to be remembered for: is being kind to people when they were in need, being loving not just when it was easy, but when the other needed forgiveness. Being so inspiring in my courage to face my fears, that others walk through their fear to make their dreams come true. For being so curious about people that they feel truly heard and seen. And for being supportive of everyone I encounter by helping them see their own unique value and their special strengths.
My Aunt Sue is remembered for being a loving, caring mother, a supportive friend, and, as in the picture here, for telling wonderfully self deprecating stories that made you laugh and accept your own foibles a little more.
In the end, I believe life is about being, not doing. We are human beings, not human doings. So I want to challenge you to stop putting all your energy into what you DO and start focusing on BEING the best YOU, you can be.
Donna Schilder is an Executive Coach who provides a place for her clients to stand back, assess situations, reconnect to their goals, and choose the best approach to achieve business and personal success. Donna also owns Glacier PointSolutions, Inc. which provides Executive Coaching & Training to High Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Nonprofit leaders. Contact Donna at 562 434 7822 or Donna@DonnaSchilder.com.