How will you measure your life?

Do you ever feel like you get a signal from the world / God / Yoda / Vishnu or whatever you believe in at a point when you’re thinking about something?

I read both my grandfathers biographies recently, one was a Supreme Court Judge and the other a second Admiral in the Navy, both of course held these titles amongst other things. Their lives were dotted with impressive achievements, life changing moments, bravery, strength, leadership and kindness – changing lives and helping their nations.

It made me feel sad – no, maybe contemplative – about what I’m doing with my life, what I’m achieving, and the little I seem to do that has any real impact on the world outside my relatively tiny network of friends and family. However I am happy, and I often think that compared to others, I do a fair bit. Perhaps it is the time we live in – we are so lucky that we live in a fairly progressive, developed country that’s not directly in a war. 

Then this morning on the Jubilee line, a man got on reading ‘How will you measure your life?’ by a Clayton M Christensen. 

I’ll let you know when I’ve read it….