You have made it through some serious self actualization thus far. I hope you find yourself feeling a little lighter now that you have gotten some of the heavy stuff on paper. If you don’t, be patient it will come, you may need to get a bit further in the process before you begin to feel that weight lifted.
Let’s move on to Phase 3 of the My Life Journey Worksheet, which covers pages 3 and 4. We’ll keep this post short, so you can get to work.
Both pages have the same question, “How do I want to be remembered by _______________.” Fill in the blank with one of your relational account categories. Do this for each question until you have one for each category. Use more than the two pages if needed.
Please don’t feel like you have to limit your questions to a group of people. If “My Children” is one of your categories, you may choose to break it up and answer the question for each child versus answering it the same for all them. Or maybe under “Career” you have a mentor that you want to specifically answer the question for. It’s however, you prefer.
In this exercise, you have to allow yourself to go deep within and decide if that person or group of people were to give a eulogy about you, what they would say if they were being completely honest. How would they would they remember you? What would they take away from the relationship you had with them?
Circle the answers you find desirable and underline the answers you find undesirable.
This is a tough exercise for most people and that is perfectly OK. Thinking about your departure can be hard to do. And to think about everyone you will leave behind makes it even sadder. The reality is that we cannot live forever and one day we will move on. It could be today, tomorrow, 5 years from now, or 50 years from now. The point is . . . we are all given this gift of life. How we spend it is up to us. Let’s use this exercise to bring us closer to living our best life, so when we do go, can go without regret.
Live your dash so that it symbolizes all the greatness you brought to the world!
Question – What did you learn in completing this exercise? Was there something in particular that you relied on to get you through?
*** This post is just one in a series of many covering the aspects of the My Life Journey Program. To learn more about the program, click here. ***
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes