Warren Buffett was recently asked about how he measures success. He responded, “When you’re nearing your end of life, your only measure of success should be the number of people you want to have love you actually do love you.”
Do the people you care about love you back? – Warren Buffett
What a great question as we begin a new year.
As I reflect and set intentions for the year ahead, it’s interesting to know that two of the richest men in the world’s definition of success has nothing to do with money.
“…I still assess the quality of my work,” 63-year-old Bill Gates said. “But I also ask myself a whole other set of questions about my life. Did I devote enough time to my family? Did I learn enough new things? Did I develop new friendships and deepen old ones?”
I love these questions because, to me, relationships are where life really happens. Through relationships, including our relationship with ourselves,…we connect, we grow and we learn to be our best.
This is a lifelong process filled with many mistakes.
Exploring and writing about relationships..and making my share of mistakes has inspired me for years. I can’t thank you enough for reading my blog and joining me on this journey.
Here are my 2019 intentions for my blog:
- Share simple ideas to help kids and families connect.
- Share skills that are foundational to healthy relationships.
- Help kids (and adults:) navigate their social world.
My deepest hope is to create more connection to the world. As always, I welcome your ideas and LOVE your comments. Wishing you and your family the very best for 2019…
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