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J. Daniel Ashton

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Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, —Ecclesiastes 9:10a NIV
The LORD God has told us what is right and what he demands:
"See that justice is done,
let mercy be your first concern,
and humbly obey your God." —Micah 6:8, CEV
With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment.
Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. —Proverbs 3:5,6 CEV

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

What Will They Say About You?

It has been suggested by some that a useful way to find out what's important to you, in the process of trying to set life goals and make plans, is to imagine your funeral. What do you hope will be listed as your most significant accomplishments and lasting achievements? What will your family, friends and acquaintances be saying over dinner as they remember you?

Certainly, this type of analysis was critical in the conversion of Ebenezer Scrooge. It seems reasonable that it could prove useful for less fictional characters as well.

It occurs to me that a similar exercise is to imagine yourself leaving your place of employment. This is something that each of us may have the chance to actually do more than once in a career.

We had a farewell luncheon today for a team member who is leaving both the project and the company, and I just found myself wondering what kind of speeches would have been made if I had been the dearly departing.