You’ve just lived another year, another 365 days of homework, an investment in your future. What 10 things would you like to remember forever? I think you should start a new tradition. Buy a journal and label it: My Top 10 List. Then sit down on New Years Day and review the past year. What things were most memorable…good and bad? Any milestones? Did your kids do some amazing things? What lessons did you learn? What was crazy fun? You get the point. Once you’ve made the list, pack your journal away with the rest of your holiday stuff until next year.
My brother and his wife have over 20 years of top ten lists. These days they enjoy looking back at old lists as much as they enjoy making new ones. Their priorities have changed over the years along with some of the things they value. Through the process of creating lists, they’ve captured a little history for their family as well as some interesting perspective for themselves. It motivates them to become the best possible version of themselves.
The next time you go to a wedding, consider designing a custom “top 10 list” book for the bride and groom. I wish my parents had thought of the idea when they got married. I’d give anything to read through 53 years of the things they thought were important. Why not start yours today?