My Future in Six Words

Daily Prompt asked  you to predict your future in six words and then expand on those words.  My six words: Shrink, think, flower, fade, live, die.

Isn't it remarkable how old people get shorter with age?

Old person says, “We shrink because we  have let go of much s—. Try doing the same, smaller is better, less is more, life can age you  like a good wine.

Every year, observant Jews contemplate their life and their death, so this was a timely prompt for me.  Observant Jews  meet in shul on Yom Kippur,to confess all sins.  Why all sins?  Because as a community if one person sins we sin.  After confessing our sins, we ask the God we believe in to grant us another year of life.

This year the anniversary of 9/11 comes in the midst of the week of reflection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippor.  I lived and worked directing crisis teams in New York City on 9/11.  It was a surreal day, but as I had worked for many years with cancer patients, more than many I was lucky enough to have faced the fact that death hovered and one never knew when the hovering would slam you into your grave.  As the following Emotional Fitness Exercise Poster Coach suggests  living knowing you will die can enhance life. How? It focuses you  on what matters.

Emotional Fitness Exercise: Living while dying.

A Mission and SMART goal driven life is the best path to a good life.

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The purpose of thinking about dying is to help you clarify your personal life mission and  to focus you on achievable goals.  When you think about your goals,  use the SMART goal formula. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Action based, Realistic, and Time framed.

Remember what matters most is The Mission and that means trying to make your part of the world a bit kinder for all you meet.

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