Last Things First

We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. And what we naturally want is often in conflict with what we ultimately value. So, in order to figure out what you really want, you have to figure out what you value.

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Eulogy Exercise

OUTCOMES

How do you want to be remembered by the following? 

[Identify 6-8 key constituents or audiences that matter to you. Describe how you’d like to be remembered by each of them]

PRIORITIES

What is most important to you? 

[Take your list from above and rank your life accounts in order of importance]

For example:

  1. God
  2. Self
  3. Spouse
  4. Children
  5. Friends
  6. Career
  7. Finances
  8. Ministry

ACTION STEPS

How can I begin to live the way(s) I want to be remembered?

[Think through where you are and where you want to be. For each of your life accounts, complete the following five sections] 

Purpose Statement: 

[State what your purpose is for this account] 

Envisioned Future:

[Describe the account when it is functioning at its best, using the present tense, like it is already a reality]

Supporting Verse:

[Choose a verse from Scripture that reflects your envisioned future]

Current Reality:

[List a few phrases that honestly describe where you are in relationship to your envisioned future]

Specific Commitments:

[List actions steps that will move you from your current reality to your envisioned future]