Did you ever play the game Connect the Dots when you were a kid? As a parent you may have even played the game with your own kids. While I have not played the game in years I do use the phrase “connect the dots” at work. It is still an important skill for us to have. There are things throughout the course of our day that go by as seemingly isolated events. They are just random dots on a page in our lives. I believe that we should try to connect as many of those dots as possible. Just like the children’s version of the game, you probably weren’t good at it in the beginning but you got better at it the more you played. Most likely this is the same issue now. You may not even be aware that the game should still be played so you are out of practice and possibly out of touch.
I had two separate dots present themselves to me in the last week or so. Two Fridays ago I attended a seminar where the keynote speaker, Kevin Daum, talked about creating an awesome future for yourself. That’s the first dot. The following Friday I heard the song My Way by Frank Sinatra. He sings about a person reflecting back on their life and admitting that they lived their life their way. That’s the second dot. As soon as I heard the second dot I immediately connected it to the first dot.
Most of us are trying to live our best life. The good thing is we get to determine what “our best life” really is. Our life story can either be an autobiography (where we are the author) or a biography (where someone else writes it for us). I interpreted Kevin Daum’s presentation to mean that you are going to live your life anyway so you might as well start determining how you want to live it rather than let it be dictated by someone else. In other words make your life an autobiography. It’s time to start writing.inflatable double slip and slide with pool
I’ll let you be the judge. I would love to hear your comments.
“I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway. And more, much more than this, I did it my way.” – From the song My Way sung by Frank Sinatra
Blogger’s note: More information about Kevin Daum’s presentation can be found at kevindaum.com/future.