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Time To Recalibrate?

Is it time for you to recalibrate your life?

As I was about to step out to take my little dog out for his morning walk, the word 'recalibrate' came to mind very strongly. I asked a retired aircraft engineer a few questions about recalibration. He told me that aircraft instruments have to checked and re-adjusted for accuracy once a year by a group of specialists.

That got me thinking...

As the year comes to an end, is it time for us to recalibrate as well? Then I came across this article in Harvard Business Review that perhaps could help us with the process.

In his article, Clayton M Christensen, who was the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School writes:

“When I was a Rhodes scholar, I was in a very demanding academic program, trying to cram an extra year’s worth of work into my time at Oxford. I decided to spend an hour every night reading, thinking, and praying about why God put me on this earth…

Had I instead spent that hour each day learning the latest techniques for mastering the problems of autocorrelation in regression analysis, I would have badly misspent my life. I apply the tools of econometrics a few times a year, but I apply my knowledge of the purpose of my life every day. It’s the single most useful thing I’ve ever learned.”

On the last day of class, he asks his students to ask themselves three questions:

1. How can I be sure that I’ll be happy in my career?

2. How can I be sure that my relationships with my spouse and my family become an enduring source of happiness?

3. How can I be sure I’ll stay out of jail?

Is it time for you to recalibrate your life? Would you like to try asking these three questions to help you do just that?

Read his full article at this link.


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