This concept comes from David Brooks's book, The Road to Character. If you’re like me, perhaps you contemplate your career in terms of “résumé values”-- thinking of my client list, the awards I’ve won, the experience of running a production agency for over 30 years. These are the things society tends to value.
But it’s more purposeful to consider my “eulogy values”: what will I be remembered for? Will it be for helping to launch the careers of hundreds of filmmakers? Will it be for being a good father? Will it be as the leader of an organization with strong values and beliefs? I hope so.
What are your "eulogy values" and are you living them?