In a blog post related to choosing the course of your life, adapted from his book THE EARNED LIFE, Marshall Goldsmith explores how accepting impermanence is the rational way to understand our life. He shows that it’s important to understand that the unity and uniqueness of our identity and character are an illusion.
We all know how Covid-19 has upended society, but its impact has been truly profound on families who have lost a loved one. The U.S. death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic will soon hit one million — but the virus has had an impact on more than nine million people, those Americans who have lost spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings and children to Covid. They have had to rethink their priorities, their futures, and their present.
Many Americans have used the impetus from this devastating pandemic to quit their jobs and start over — as part of the so-called Great Resignation. Others have finally found the wherewithal to pursue their dreams. Others have reconnected with people they’ve lost touch with. Others have given new priority to little things.
In The Earned Life, Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.
With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs —and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on “what ifs.”
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About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.
About THE EARNED LIFE
In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”
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