Boomers have reached the age and stage in life when we are considering our legacy. We are beginning to wonder if we have done all that we can do. We are considering our current line of work, companies we are working for, friends, accomplishments and just about everything else that we can imagine. We are realizing that we have 20+ years of generally healthy, active life ahead of us; we have some financial security, a lifetime of connections and experience, intellectual curiosity and soon, we will also have TIME.
In preparing a talk, speech or presentation, it is usually best to begin with the end in mind. What do I want my audience to be left with; what is the final piece of information, nugget or idea that I want to leave in their minds? It would be nice if we could turn life upside down a little bit and do the same thing - what is the final thing we want to know about our lives - at the end. What did we, in the end, stand for, how did we make a difference, what will we be remembered for?
It would be a shame to lie on our death bed and say or realize that we had not done those things we were meant to do. Inside each of us lies a passion, something that we really, really want to experience and we keep putting it aside until we have more time, more money, better health, the kids are gone, the house is paid for, yada yada, yada! Here's the bottom line, here's the end of my talk -
At the end, we can have results or we can have reasons...reasons don't count.
Here's the second "bottom line" we don't know when the end will come.