One night, as I was laying on my bed in early 2018 thinking about the purpose of life, a question came to mind: “How will I feel at my death bed? What regrets will I have?”. This led me down a path of self discovery and deep soul searching for the seven months, challenging everything I believed in and stood for, trying to make sense of who I am and what I want in life. Later when I read The seven habits of highly effective people I also started thinking about how I want people to remember me when I’m gone. This journey continues; but I feel reborn and reconnected as I write this.
I will be remembered by family, friends, colleagues and the community as a trustworthy caring person who had a lasting positive impact on their lives and the lives of others.
I live a life of contribution on a foundation of the following principles:
- Integrity: I honour my word,
- Empathy: I seek to understand others and to see the world through their eyes and emotions,
- Accountability: I take full responsibility for my health, happiness, relationships and career,
- Curiosity: I acknowledge that I am subjective and I learn constantly,
- Humility: I don’t let my ego control me or hurt others,
The following practices are core part of my life:
- Spending quality time with my family
- Cultivating an attitude of gratitude
- Exercising five times a week
- Reading two books a month
- Fostering meaningful relationships