Sunday mornings for me is a great time to reflect on my week. It’s the start of a new week filled with new challenges and a fresh start, as well as a time to be grateful for what I’ve accomplished. Speaking of accomplishments, I was asked by a reader recently via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) “What do you think is your greatest accomplishment so far in life?” and that got me to think for a minute what it was.
My reply to the reader’s email was this. I believe my greatest accomplishment in life that can never be toppled by any other achievement is getting Kristina to marry me. This came during a time when we were both employed to different companies back in 2009 and we both had close to nothing in savings. Even for our wedding day, where the money we spent was savings just enough for the wedding. We started our lives together from scratch. We became partners in everything, and I know that I wouldn’t have any other experience of success in life of anything greater than that without her beside me. I realized that all the success in the world that you achieve, however big it may be, means absolutely nothing if you’re not loved, supported and respected the most by those people closest to your heart. I know that when I reach the end of my days in this world someday, I don’t want Kristina, my future children and my family to tell people that I was a good leader, entrepreneur, writer or speaker. My wish is that they think that I’m a good husband, a good dad and a loving family member. That would be a great achievement for me because that matters the most and a great measure of success in life, more than anything else.
Question of the day: Do you think the closest people around, your innermost circle, respect and love you a lot?