Empire Today COO Lucy Kalkman strives to focus on the big three: time, love and lasting relationships
By Lucy Kalkman
As this year comes to a close, it is time for many to reflect on the goals they would like to make and resolve to follow through on accomplishing them in the new year. Like many, I have sat down to brainstorm what goals I would like to set for myself for coming 12 months, and I kept coming back to “what really matters.”
My goal for this upcoming year, therefore, is to focus on this very concept. I know I get caught up in life and sometimes forget what really matters. So, this coming year I am going to focus on just that—not all of the trivial stuff we tend to focus on that truly does not matter.
So, What Really Matters?
Time. Our time is the most valuable asset we have because once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. I am going to make my time count more in the new year. Now I spend more time trying to get somewhere else, not realizing what matters is where I am standing right now. In 2014, I will live in the present and not worry so much about the future. Living in the present will make me feel more abundant, happy and fulfilled. I resolve to make my time count in the new year, and make time for those who count.
Love. At the end of time, all that’s truly left is love. The legacy you leave behind is the love you showered upon everyone that crossed your path. I resolve to love more deeply in the new year.
Building healthy, lasting relationships. It is vital to all of us to build strong, healthy, lasting relationships with our spouses, children, siblings, parents, friends and coworkers, for example. A healthy relationship provides you with great joy and happiness, and it provides a much needed buffer during the tough times. I resolve to continue to build strong, healthy relationships in the new year.
Sometimes in life you just need to take a step back and see where the pieces fall. In that time, you will see what’s important and what never was. Even with all of the ups and downs, never take a day for granted. Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth and your heart for love. And always remember to smile, cherish the little things and hug the ones you really love. In other words, focus on what really matters