This morning, reading about Nicholas Hughes’ tragic death (the son of Sylvia Path and Ted Hughes committed suicide as did his mother 46 years ago), I found myself moved by something his father is said to have written him. “..the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all”.
That stopped me in my tracks. It made me question myself: Am I living boldly enough? Have I? Do I invest enough heart in everything I do? Do I love enough?
The answers to such questions don’t come quickly. Then again, good coaching questions (or ‘inquiries’ as we like to call them) don’t – they are not intended to. What they are intended to do is have us think deeply, reflect, recalilbrate, perhaps shift our perspective, and ultimately our actions.
I plan to do just that with these questions about living life boldly, with enough heart, and loving alot!
For you, ask yourself also:
- What does living bold mean to me/for me? Am I living boldly enough?
- Am I investing enough heart? What is enough? What does investing enough heart give to me? to others?
- Do I love enough? Do I let others know of my love for them?
There are so many questions this thought raises. I’d love to know if it has inspired you and how you answer them.