I like to start my day reading Clayton Lowe’s blog. I don’t always understand his poems but often his words and images make me feel deeply. He’s started keeping a microblog on Twitter. Sometime in the last 6 hours he posted this:
"At the end of the day, I don’t want to be like everybody else."
Part of our homework for our final HERS Institute session asked us to answer the following questions, "What do I want people to say about my career once I retire? What will be my mark?" I really struggled to come up with an answer that did not sound trite. I could not get to the core of it. I know that it is important to me to provide value, to help create opportunities for others, to generate hope. But while those goals are central to me, it felt like something was missing. What had I missed? Clay’s short sentence above just hammered home the answer. At the end of the day, I don’t want to be like everybody else.
Thank you Clay.