How Will You Measure Your Life?Posted on February 27, 2017 by Ben Cooper
There are around 7,500,000,000 people living in the world today. Each is at a unique point on a unique journey in a unique context, but we are all trying to answer a big question: How will I measure my life?
Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen shares some deep insight on the profound impact this question can have on our journey. For instance, we are incentivized as humans to focus our energies toward the tasks that bring us the most immediate and measurable gratification. If we’re not careful, we end up sacrificing bedtime with the kids for sending off another 2-3 emails at the end of the day. Over the long run, this could add up to be incredibly detrimental to our relationships with our kids.
Sometimes the most important things in the big picture can get pushed aside in the short-term by the more urgent but less important things. It takes incredible discipline to keep the important things urgent, even when they don’t necessarily feel so.
How will I measure my life? is one of the biggest questions we will ever answer, and we hope you gain even more clarity on where you are heading after watching this TEDx talk: