I have to say that after I read this quote, my first thought was “Hmmm, I hope he told this to Zelda.” My second thought was how complete. Whether wishing another well in his/her professional or personal life, whether young or old, currently contented or suffering from a case of the emotional itches that disrupt your day. For all the times I’ve written about ‘rules of management’, lessons learned from the workplace, etc – the truth is that no one has offered up the ultimate rule book on your life. You can choose all the time, a scary thought in and of itself, but also so full of promise. If you want to be a better boss, friend, spouse, parent, child – go for it. Feel some comfort in knowing that there is nothing stopping you other than your own discomfort, malaise or fear – and those can be stared down with a little fortitude (and perhaps a glass of wine).
To reflect upon your day and feel proud of how you met its challenges and embraced its joys in equal measure. And to know that you can re-create it however you see fit at any moment. These are gifts you can give yourself – you deserve them. Give generously. Have a great day.