A common theme among folks who made major positive changes in their life is an incident that reminded them of their mortality. A “wake up call” if you will.
It may have been the loss of a loved one, a narrow escape, or a rough health diagnosis. But, something about the incident forced them to reflect on their lives and prioritize the things that matter.
A useful question for us, then, in our lives and careers is – how can we build habits that help us periodically reflect on our lives relative to our priorities without needing that wake up call?