How to Have a Year That Counts
This is a beautiful article in the Harvard Business Review written by Umair Haque. It merits a re-read every now and then. I've worked in silicon valley for more years then anyone should admit. So it's refreshing to read an article about 'keeping it real' in HBR. There's a theme going on here.
Humair's four resolutions:
"I believe, first, in a humble, simple truth: that each and every one of us is here to live a life that matters. And we must do so by making each and every moment of each and every day of each and every year that we are privileged to live count".
"Free yourself. Want a year that counts? Maybe you have to end a bad relationship so that you can have your heart shattered into a million tiny aching pieces…so it can beat with a fiercer rhythm. Maybe you have to tell your NeanderBoss “no” instead of smiling and nodding like a spineless flunky. Maybe you have to apologize to someone, and look your shortcomings straight in the eye. Or maybe you have to start that company, marry that person, and put down roots — even when the ground beneath you feels like shifting sand."
"So stop. Stop scurrying. Stop chasing. Stop worrying, envying, hoarding, scheming.You’re free. (You always were.) And you have a choice–and a chance. At making it all count. Not just this year. But every instant. Every moment. It. Your life.You."
Stop for 5-minutes and read it. Right now. Especially if you're doing what you do, just because that's the way it's always done.
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Georganne Benesch is the principal of Tiger Team Marketing, CMO of Centerline Farm and a over zealous Yoga practitioner. With 25+ years in high-tech product marketing, she consults for start-ups, small businesses and technology companies.