In honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, let’s take a look at a few of his memorable words:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: It’s the quality, not the longevity, of one’s life that’s important.
We know this to be true, yet I am still struck by the number of people who are focused on life at the office, looking ahead at the retirement account planning and dreaming of ‘someday’. I understand the importance of all these things: planning for the future is an important part of creating it, but not at the risk of running out of time to enjoy today.
As many pithy posters on social networks have said, ‘someday’ is not a day of the week. Nor does it need to be part of your business vocabulary. We helping professionals are the first to understand that life is indeed short, that nothing beats the value of a moment spent with someone we care about and that when all is said and done, those moments will magically add up to a ‘great life’ that gets reported in our own obituaries.
The Life Is Good story actually began in 1994 with two brothers, Bert and John Jacobs, who hawked t-shirts on the streets of Boston, even selling door-to-door in college dorms up and down the East coast and out of a small van until things got, well, good for them.