Maybe you’ve heard this piece of advice before, but give it another chance;
Dream about your funeral.
Rather than being morbid or taking this as an opportunity to decide on the specific type of wood for your casket, use this moment to think about what you want others to say about you.
As they stand over your grave, hopefully crying and upset at your passing, what do you want the multitudes to say about your life, what you did, how you mattered? What do you want them to say about how you affected them, how you made a difference in their lives?
Your funeral is much more than just a gathering. It’s the final review of your Lifestory.
What do you want to be remembered for specifically? What do you want people to say in the end?
Reminiscing about your funeral is not about you or your legacy, or even the memories others have about you. It’s about starting your story with the end in mind.
We actively shape the stories of those around us with our life and actions. Every action you take, every decision you make, has an effect on someone else and in turn changes their Lifestory for the better or worse. You have the opportunity to help others create their better story by telling/living your better story.
You should live a great life because it matters to others.
You have responsibility to affect the stories of everyone around you and the stories that will be told about you. What will you do? What do you want? How will you inspire others?