I have a large number of goals this year. They’re possibly spiraling out of control. And there are a couple that I don’t know how to achieve yet. One of those goals was to increase my knowledge around the oil and gas industry. I’d had a look around at the time of setting my goals and nothing had turned up of interest on the MOOC sites I’d checked. Living in Perth I figured there would be some good summary classes that I might be able to pay for at a local university but those seemed more targeted at specific course areas. I left the goal and moved on.
So when an email “New Stanford Online Learning Opportunities!” lobbed into my account I was pleasantly surprised to see a course on Reservoir Geomechanics.
Every time I walk through the cemetery I think about legacy. Leaving a legacy and doing something good for the world. Not being selfish and leaving a tombstone as the only reminder of my time on earth. Not being the person who attends a tombstone weekly to tend and mend the dead. That’s all the tending to a grave is – trying to bring someone back to life who is already gone. The world is more than that and you and I have more to offer.
But what are you doing? Umpiring hockey occasionally, helping out at cricket. Those are pretty selfish really. Those are personal. Those aren’t going to leave a deep legacy. Those aren’t helping people who need help. You’re not even helping grow the kids.