Stephen Covey, the author of the bestselling book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, asks a powerful question: What do you want your epitaph to say?
That’s the one statement on your headstone in the cemetery.
Today I’ll give you a simple tool, so you know what the headline on your obituary will be.
So here’s the clue. Ask yourself, who are my heroes?
If you could change places with one other person, who would you want to be?
Take a second. Write it down. Be honest with yourself.
Once you know who your heroes are, you have a huge clue about where your own life is headed.
What is the significance of considering your own epitaph?
How do our heroes reflect our own values and aspirations?
How might your heroes change throughout your life, and what could be the reasons behind these changes?
Do you think it’s necessary to have only one hero, or can you have multiple heroes representing different aspects of your life and aspirations?