top of page


well, what’s the difference? the difference is in the intention. the energy. the purpose.

many of us find ourselves doing things we don’t want to do. we’re stuck in jobs we hate. relationships we don’t like. people pleasing for people we don’t even care for. why? because we’re trying to get “somewhere”. get “something”. be “someone”. in other words, we’re living to build our résumé.

what does it mean then, to live for your eulogy? it means that you prioritise doing what you want to do. it means finding the job that adds the most value, not the most money. the job that fuels your passions, not your plans. it means finding someone, something, that makes you kinder, more loving, more open as though nothing else matters. because the truth is, nothing else does matter.

brené brown has a fantastic video on the most boundaried people also being the most compassionate people. and what she means by boundaries is people willing to say “no” to things they don’t want to do. how much value are you adding to the world, doing a job you don’t enjoy? now imagine the value you could add to the world doing a job you DID enjoy?

i understand not everyone’s financial situations allow them the liberty to simply pursue their passions without thought, but my question is this - why do you need a new car? a big house? a prestigious job? will any of those truly add value to your life?

how do you want to be remembered? do you want to be remembered for what you achieved or who you were? for who you chose to be when you didn’t have everything? living for your résumé is living for your ego - it’s self-serving and it won’t make you happy. but living for your eulogy? that’s what will add the most value to not only your life, but others’ lives too.

1 view0 comments

Related Posts

See All

how are you, really?

when was the last time someone asked you, "how are you, really?" every day, true to the Aussie culture, we typically say "hey how's it going?" but the question is often fleeting. it's a question asked

is your organisation run well?

over the past couple of weeks, i have started a job and quit and i've had a trial shift in which i never contacted the organisation again. so what went wrong? my recent experiences within the hospital


i’ve been in this uncomfortable mental headspace now for months. and i’d be lying if i said i wasn’t struggling. i’ve written extensively about the cost of me quitting my job earlier this year – i’ve


bottom of page