Pursue the Better Things

By Scott Schimmel

David Brooks wrote a fantastic piece for the New York Times and also gave a short TED talk about character and how to pursue a life well lived. 

Here’s an excerpt:

“It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of deep love?”

At YouSchool we wholeheartedly believe that everyone has a great story inside of them, waiting to be discovered, lived, and told with their lives. Brooks reminds us, though, that a great life story won’t likely focus on accomplishments, career choices, or measurable impact. It will be the impressions we leave, the residue of our character, consistency in friendship, quality of interactions with people over time, and reputation. 

What are you pursuing with your life today?