How do you measure a year in your life?

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Measure My good buddy John sent me this email the other day.  He is currently in a corporate job but will bust out to start his own business as soon as the time is ripe.  He says:

"I made the fatal mistake of reading the lyrics while listening to ‘Seasons of Love’ from the Rent CD:

Company:  Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure–measure a year?
In daylights–in sunsets
In midnights–in cups of coffee
In inches–in miles
In laughter–in strife
In–five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure a year in the life?
How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love
Seasons of love"

John continues, "Besides the fact that this song just kicks my butt emotionally, it made me think of two things…how do I really measure a year, and is it it the right measure?  And second, the things I do measure in corporate land do not hit the heart (in email, in voicemails, in hours commuting, in meetings, in comcalls, in Powerpoint decks, in airport security lines, in mantras recited to keep from freaking out on the overcrowded airplane).  Do these mesh with what I really like to measure (nights slept under the stars, days of silence, time, time with my kids, time with my wife – ok, espresso counts for me too, in chocolate bars eaten)."

Moments such as John experienced will give you the energy and forward thrust to create the kind of life that you want to measure with the right metrics. 

Time keeps rolling on … how are you measuring a year in your life?

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