Sunday, April 13, 2008

5 Most Important Things in Life

Here's a fun Sunday evening gchat with a good friend of mine (P in the dialog below). I left in the poor IM grammar for authenticity:

Sent at 9:47 PM on Sunday

P: quick...off the top of your head with no thinking...
what are the five most important thinngs to remember in life?

me: 1.discipline and attitude get you everywhere
2. your happiness is the most important thing in life

P: and what creates happiness? quick no thinking

me: living in line with what you want for yourself
um, maybe that wasnt' clear enough...
making things happen that bring you pleasure and meaning
living the life you would want to live

P: gotcha

me: 3. be with people who inspire you and keep you alive
alive = lively

4. you choose your life
5. continuous improvement
btw, i love these kinds of qs :)

me: what would your tip 5 be?
top 5, sorry!

P: ok trying to diversify from your answers, although i think you hit most on the head

P: five most important things in life: 1. This is how you get through everything and anything in life..."show up, stick with it, dont sweat it". 2. you get out what you put in. 3. only you know what is right for you. 4. your gut is always right 5. smiling and laughing makes everything better

It was a great little dialog that only took a few minutes but really capped off the evening positively (and led to a fun blog post!). Being a coach for overachievers, I usually asking these types of questions, so it's nice when my friends keep me on my toes. As I said in the chat with P, I really like these types of questions, so I guess it's good that I'm in this line of work!

What are your 5 most important things in life?

Since I can't gchat with each of you directly, please add your answer in the comments!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. Integrity
2. Compassion
3. Awareness
4. Follow-thru
5. Recovery/sleep;)

Anonymous said...

1. Happiness
2. Good friends
3. Love
4. Ambitions and Aspirations to drive you through your everyday life
5. Good food!

Anonymous said...

I love this post, and everyone has captured many many important things. I have to argue about "Your happiness " as being most important-- clearly said by someone who hasn't had kids yet ;) So, I'd put "the well being & happiness of your small (dependent) children" at the top, then many of the other things.

My mantra for the day: Discipline and attitude will get you anywhere.

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Anonymous said...

1.Happiness
2.Goals/Vision
3.Family/Friends
4.Integrity
5.The Power to Believe

sanjaya chaudhary said...

5 most important thing in our life

1. Education
2. Health
3. Apartment
4. Food
5. Cloths.