Recently, a man in Colorado woke up to find that his obituary had been accidentally printed in the local paper. It ended up being a prank; however, he said it was giving his life new meaning because he was connecting with so many relatives and friends that he had lost touch with.
This made me think about the story of many years ago, when Alfred Nobel’s obituary was also printed erroneously in a French newspaper after his brother, Ludvig had passed away.
Alfred Nobel was the inventor of dynamite, and in this erroneous obituary, the newspaper stated:
“The merchant of death is dead. Dr Alfred Nobel, who made his fortune by finding
a way to kill the most people as ever before in the shortest time possible, died yesterday.”
Alfred was horrified when he read this. He later became obsessed to change the legacy of “how he would be remembered” in the world. He started by changing his will and leaving most of his fortune to establish the Nobel Prize. His goal was to make sure no future obituary writer would have any doubt as to his yearning for peace and progress.
Eight years after his devastating obituary, Nobel died and his famous will was unveiled, laying the foundation for what today are considered some of the most prestigious prizes in the World!
Assignment: Ask yourself, “How do YOU want to be remembered?”
Take a few minutes now to write your own eulogy. Close your eyes and imagine you are walking into a funeral and everywhere you look are the faces of those you know, respect and love. It’s your funeral..How to you want to be remembered? What do you want them to say about you?
Now take a few minutes to really spend some time writing out this speech. Print it out and look at it for a few days. Now you have the basis for creating some very powerful goals and daily affirmations. This document can also be a good foundation for creating your own personal mission statement!
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To your health, wealth and happiness,
Katana Abbott, CFP, CSA
Founder and Prosperity Coach
Smart Women’s Prosperity Institute™