What do you want to be remembered for?

Recently, I read the book “A Man Called Ove.” Ove is a grumpy old man who tries to kill himself. People think he is a miserable old man who hates everything about everyone. However, at heart, he is the kindest man who terribly misses his dead wife. He makes well thought-out plans to kill himself peacefully so he can be with his wife. However, his plans got interrupted, thanks to his neighbors. This book got me thinking, “If I die tonight, what do I want to be remembered for?”

Energetic

I want people to remember me as an energetic person with an amazing personality. I love talking to people and making them laugh. Life is short, and I want to be someone who has positive impact on others’ lives.

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Serious

I want people to remember me as a serious person who knows how to get things done. When I do something, I really commit to it. I do not like doing things halfway. I take my jobs seriously. I am never late. I always care about my teammates and clients. I want to thrive at what I am doing, and it requires lots of my time and effort. When I like something, I dig in. I started running since I was in elementary school, now I run marathon races. I still train for races everyday as I want to be better every year.

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Naive

No matter how seriously I take things at work, in my heart, I know I am still a little girl with big dreams. I will always let myself chase big dreams that might seem impossible to others.

Being naive means that I love who I am. Naive people do not pretend to be somebody else.

Being naive means I will not stop learning. Kids are best learners. They do not feel ashamed of asking questions. Kids are allowed to try, fail and repeat. And that is how I want to live my life.

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