Last week I went to a funeral of someone whose friendship I value very much.He has made a great difference to my professional life and had become a personal friend whom I loved meeting up with. The greatest grief I am left with, however, is that I had not seen him for about 2 years before he died fairly suddenly.
How could that happen? How could I let 2 years go by without connecting up with someone who was so important to me and whose friendship I valued so much? I’m usually so good at staying in touch with people. My only excuse – I didn’t realise that 2 years had passed. Life has been so busy. I had actually thought of him often and reminded myself we must get together – but I didn’t get around to it.
I’m sure most of you reading this can identify with what I am saying. We are so busy with what we think is so important, that we forget what is most valuable in our lives.
Get Motivated This Week – as I am – To Do Something About This!
Personal - Think of a personal friend whose friendship you really value and make contact with them this week and let them know how important they are to you.
Professional - Think of someone who has made a significant contribution to your career and make contact with them. Let them know how much you valued their contribution to your professional development.
If you need more motivation than my email to do something about this today, then watch this 3 minute video.
Act now. Tomorrow may be too late!