What Will People Say About You When You Are Gone?
What will people say about you when you are gone?
Now, you might think, ‘Why do I actually need to care what people will say about me when I am gone? I am gone… I won’t hear it anyway. So, is it even important?’
Well, change your point of view and look at it from the living side. Walking through life, it’s helpful to pause once in a while and reflect on who you are and where you are on your life path.
Thinking about how you want to be remembered gives you a tool to find out who you intend to be, and who you would like to become.
The Beauty Of Reverse Planning
The idea of using the perspective from our final destination and taking a look back from that point of view is familiar to us from projects, work, or any activity aiming at a desired outcome. We do reverse planning and look at the goal and go backwards to the present to figure out the timeline, checkpoints, and action steps to reach that goal.
This process of reverse planning has shown to increase motivation and goal expectancy. It helps us focus on a positive outcome.
When we plan forward, chronologically, it’s easier to get caught up thinking about all the obstacles that might prevent us from reaching our goal. But when visualizing the endpoint, things seem much clearer and more positive.
A Key To Unlock The Path To Self-Discovery
So, let’s apply this concept to your life. This will provide you with a valuable key to unlock the pathway to self-discovery and personal advancement.
What kind of person do you want to be today or become in the future, so you feel satisfied and happy with yourself?
Think about your future self. Imagine people talking about you when you are not with them anymore. How do they describe you? Then return to the present and look at the steps and changes that are required to become that person.