Friday, March 04, 2011

4 things that are important to me

On a recent job interview, I was asked to state four things that are important to me. You would think that that is a question requiring a lot of careful thought. I was surprised at how quickly my answer came. It was completely unrehearsed. Here are my answers, in the order I gave them:

At the end of the day, no matter what I have done, or for whom I have done it, I need to be able to sleep at night. I need to be comfortable with what I have done in the world that day
I asked the interviewer if they had ever been camping, they had. So I shared my next item of importance as an analogy; When ever you leave a campsite, leave it in better condition than how you found it. I apply the same principal to everything that I do in life...where ever I go, I want to leave it in better condition than before I arrived.
When I come home at the end of the day, do my wife and cats still love me? This might seem small, but in the grand sense, what I am saying, is that I want to be the kind of person that my wife, whom I love and respect dearly, loves and respects me and wants to be with me. By the same manner, do my cats still feel safe enough in my presence to want to curl up on my lap.
Personal health. I am conscious of what I put into my body. I am not a "foodie" nor am I a strict vegan or vegetarian, which is fine; But, I do eat with thought. I don't mean that I deprive myself of things that I like, but I eat with care for my overall heath.

OK, that's it. I think that these points are worth sharing with the world. What's important to you?

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