“If you must know anything, know that the hardest task is to live only once.”
– Ocean Vuong
Written at the Exploding Bakery in Exeter, UK
What is it you want people to say about you after you’ve left this world and been turned to ash?
Write it down. All of it. What you’d beam with pride for people to say about you (if you could ever know).
Once it’s down on paper, check you’re heading in the right direction. Look at the present: who you are right at this moment, what you’re doing with your life, and what your values are. Then, look at the future: your goals and the ideal life that you’re working towards.
Make sure it’s all in harmony. There’s a great sadness in working so hard for something that isn’t actually important in the grand scheme of things.
Now take the next step of your one wild and precious life – mindfully and with intention.
Write down your eulogy. What would you like to be remembered for?
Next, think about how your goals and ideal life description are aligned with this.
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