Friday, April 24, 2015


Are you unsure of who you are, and what you want your legacy to be?

Stephen Covey, author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", has a great exercise in Chapter 2 - Begin With The End In Mind, in which he has you go to your own funeral.

A Lady Named Pearl's version:
Close your eyes, and imagine that you are driving down a road. You turn, and enter the parking area of a church, and park. As you are walking into the church, you hear a woman singing Amazing Grace. You make your way down the aisle to see what is going on. A casket is positioned in front of the pulpit. You walk towards it, and see that it is you in the casket - it's your funeral! Friends and loved ones are gathered around. Various people say words about you.

What do you want them to say about you? Whatever you want them to WHO YOU ARE!

I want people to say "Pearl inspired billions of people (through mediums of education (schools), speaking engagements, books, music, films, etc)!" "Pearl was strong and defied the odds." "Pearl was a wonderful wife and mother!"

What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?

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