What one piece of information, what one skill or ability, what one resource is the most important thing to know in your life? I’d like to pose the question because in today’s fast-paced, high pressure world, it is easy to forget the obvious. It is easy to overlook things and to take our options for granted.
If you ask yourself the question, “What’s the most important thing I know?”, your immediate answers will likely fall into one of two categories: personal or professional life. Some of you will immediately think in terms of your career. Your answers may be in the context of growing your career or making more money. In a professional context, maybe the most important thing to know is that you are capable. Perhaps the most important thing to know is that you will be okay no matter your circumstances.
In terms of your personal life, what is the most important thing to know? Perhaps that your family loves you or that they will be okay if something should happen to you. Maybe the most important thing to you involves insurance policies that will take care of assets and finances. Or, could it be that the most important thing to know is that your personal life will be okay no matter your circumstances.
It is worth taking the time to reflect on the things that matter most to you. One way to do so is to ask yourself, “What is the most important thing to know?” You can create a list if you’d like, but at the very least, come up with one meaningful answer. Personally, the most important thing I know is that I will be just fine no matter my circumstances.