The Value of Safety (Oh, wait. What’s life about?)

Yesterday I spoke at a session at the National Safety Council’s 2016 Congress.

The topic was communicating value as an EHS professional. We talked on the value of business, safety and life in general. And when I asked for questions at the end, here’s what I heard.

“How do you measure success in life?”

Wow. I was immediately impressed with the question. They’d got it. That the presentation, while detailing return on investment and net present value, was really a way to capture another message.

That that our lives must be measured and reflected upon. This single life must matter.

I responded, in part, with a quote from Gary Keller.

“I believe the purpose of life is not to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”

What’s your life about?

 

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