No Uhauls Behind Hearses
What are you investing in that will really last? Here’s a lesson from a funeral procession.
I want to share with you a phrase I heard this week that really struck me. I was talking to a friend and a funeral was going by and he looked at it and he said you know, there are no U-Hauls behind hearses. That really struck me. There are no U-Hauls behind hearses.
In other words, when you die, you can’t take it with you. It doesn’t matter how much stuff you have or how big your bank account is, it’s staying here. What will be behind you is a line of people who love you. The people who you’ve connected with and invested in and cared for over the course of your life.
They’re the ones who are going to be there, and are going to be in line behind the hearse, not a U-Haul. So I just want to ask you, for the tip, it’s not really a tip, it’s a question. What are you investing in? What are you focused on? Is it on people or is it in things? You know, When I die, I would like to have a long line of cars behind the hearse. And I’d like to have a funeral that was packed out with people because that would mean that I touched a lot of lives and I invested in what’s most important. So I want to ask you, what are you investing in? if someone looked at your life, what would they say is most important to you? I want to encourage you to focus on investing in people. By the way, studies have shown that people with the strongest social networks tend to live longer and healthier lives than other people so it pays off in multiple ways. If you want to delay that day, invest in people. It’ll really pay off.