As a freshman in high school, our youngest daughter, Lila, wrote the following poem. When I first read it, I thought how much I needed and wanted to share it with my clients and beyond. And, so with her permission, here it is:
Dear Future Me:
I have some questions.
Dear future me
I hope you can answer them.
Did you leave a mark?
A good one I hope.
one for running and jumping
And reaching for the stars.
Did you make the simple things count?
A blink of an eye.
Did you leave your worries behind?
Forget the bad
Forget the misperceptions
Forget the stress?
Through everything, I must know
Are you, please say,
Not only doing your best through it all
Are you happy?
As we approach the end of January, consider these questions:
Are you happy in your work? And if not, what factors can you change?
Are you still reaching for the stars? What are your stretch goals? Are you making progress?
What is a source of stress for you in your current role or career?
What is one change you can make moving forward to eliminate either the stress in your job or to regain your happiness in your work?
Do you need to build a job search plan?
Brush up your resume?
Start getting involved in your community?
If you feel stuck in a rut, perhaps in a way your 'future self' may not appreciate, let's chat.
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