Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What Will Matter

The CEO and President of the company I'm working with lent us this bond paper with a scanned page on it containing an article (probably from a newspaper).  And it contains the words by Francis J. Kong which you'll read below.  I thought I'd share the same experience I felt and realized after reading the words and hopefully, you'll find the messages worth imbibing.

"What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built;
not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage,
or sacrifice that enriched, empowered, or encouraged others
to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how
many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that
live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by
whom and for what.
Living a life that matters desn't happen by accident.
It's not a matter of circumstance, but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters."
- Francis J. Kong


True Image Kleur Studio said...

Nice one! Kudos!

Anonymous said...

I came upon your blog while looking for the Poem - What Will Matter. It was not written by Francis J. Kong . The complete poem _ What Will Matter was authored by Michael Josephson in 2003. See his website -www.character counts.org - for the whole thing. Kong has simply copied the last part of the original.