Michael Hyatt described a conversation with a friend from South Africa who offered an incredible insight and challenge.
“Do you know what the most valuable land in the world is?” the man asked. Most assume diamond mines or oil fields.
“No,” the South African replied, “it’s the graveyard, because with all of those people are buried unfulfilled dreams, unwritten novels, masterpieces not created, businesses not started, relationships not reconciled. THAT is the most valuable land in the world.”
The comment trigged more than a thought for Hyatt – it became a mandate: die empty.
He summed it up this way: “While it may sound intimidating, it was actually very freeing because I was suddenly aware that it’s not my job to control the path of my career or what impact I may or may not have on the world. My only job—each and every day—is to empty myself, to do my daily work, and to try as much as possible to leave nothing unspoken, uncreated, unwritten.”
What about you? What do you refuse to leave unwritten, unspoken, undone before you die?