A Deathbed Confession
|I remember once hearing the story of a very wealthy man who was on his deathbed. |
This man had found success in all of the ways the world regards it.
He was at the top of the social ladder. He had founded many successful businesses. He lacked nothing money could buy.He knew the end was near and that death waited for no man. So he asked his young grandson, Phillip, to visit him at his bedside. He would occasionally take Phillip to a baseball game, but his busy work schedule almost never allowed that to happen.
He told Phillip that if he could do it all over again, he would give it all up to be able to spend just one more day with Phillip at the ballpark.
He realized too late that what he wanted more than anything else wasn’t one more deal, It wasn’t one more entry into his bank account. It was one more day of good health to spend with Phillip.
You see, he had invested every ounce of himself into accomplishing his many financial and business goals. Putting his own personal needs before his goals was never an option.
In the end, it cost him everything.
That story has become more meaningful to me as I have gotten older.
I’ve seen so many of my friends and people I look up to you come to the end of their life, and the wisdom that they have shared with me is that we must value the time that we have here on earth doing things that are meaningful and important to us.
On Friday I encouraged you to set your quarterly goals and so you can have the most successful 2021 possible.
Today, I want balance that with this: as you’re working on these goals, think about why you are pursuing this business and why this business is so important to you.
For me, it is having time and freedom to live life on my terms.
So as you are working to build up your “Best You Ever” don’t forget to enjoy the journey along the way.
|Committed to your success,|
Ernie “One More Day” Vargas | The Probate Fox