What a great oracular utterance by Zig Ziglar. “Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.”
With the new year just around the corner, I have been trying to think of some worthwhile goals. Goals that are important enough, in the big scheme of things, to try to live them. These ideals must be more than just a checklist or “bucket list” of items to be crossed off. I’m thinking more of a life statement or a set of standards that I want to focus my efforts on over the remainder of my lifetime.
I believe that there will be a time when most everyone, who lives beyond the age of accountability, will have to account for their life and how they spent it. So the question arises, how will one make an accounting of one’s life? What are the most important endeavors we should be engaged into live a life worthwhile?
I have decided to implement the following life metrics because I believe they are the most important values to live a life of worth. These intentions are in close alignment with those of Clayton Christensen’s personal metrics found in his book How Will You Measure Your Life? I feel the goals are so closely aligned because these “metrics” are, in essence, the gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ to which I subscribe.
I am committing myself, at this time, to make a concerted effort to practice actively and perfect these “ideal pursuits” for the remainder of my life.
My Life Metrics
To serve my fellow man with love, kindness, forgiveness, and compassion.
To focus on individuals whose:
- Self-esteem needs strengthening
- Forgiveness I must seek
- Faith in God and humanity needs reinforcement
- Pain or discomfort I may be able to alleviate