I just finished “How will you Measure your life?” by Clayton Christensen.Its my 1st book in 2014 & feels great to begin 2014 with great book.Its a genius mix of biz and life lessons based on great research,personal insights & experience…I will pen down my own learning & some of the takeaways.
One of the most impressive statement in the book is as below..
“He had seen many people tell themselves that they could divide their lives into stages, spending the first part pushing forward their careers, and imagining that at some future point they would spend time with their families – only to find that by then their families were gone.”
Some of my key takeaways are as follows..
- What we think matters most in our jobs often does not align with what will really make us happy?
- Everyone wants to find purpose. The happiest people seem to find it in everything they do.
- Perils of marginal thinking”.Failure is often at the end of a path of marginal thinking…
- It is easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time.
- You’ve got 30,000 days to live. Make them count.
- Decide what you stand for. And then stand for it all the time.
- Some of the greatest gifts that my parents gave me r not from what they did for me, but from what they didn’t do for me.
- Children will learn when they are ready to learn. Not when we are ready to teach them.
- Can u run ur family with a family defined values or culture that way great organizations are run? Awesome thought
- The hot water that softens a carrot will harden an egg, an interesting comment about raising kids.
- U can put ur whole life on “hold” for ur family but we rarely allocate same amount of time to our family in our day to day life.
- Our careers provide the most very tangible, immediate achievement .“In contrast, investments in our families don’t pay off for a very long time. Focus on short term thinking often results in short term happiness & not necessarily Longer term happiness.We never tend to ask ourselves after 20 years that “Have we raised great & smart kids?”
How do you run or execute your life? Do you have long term plan for your ? Your Life Strategy?
I would explore some of the above in the following blogs as i discover these asnwers for my own self..
Thank you, Thank you & Thank you for reading.
Have an incredible life.