How Are You Living Your ‘Dash’ Now?

This past week I was talking to a client about their ‘dash’. They were feeling stuck and were over putting every one else’s needs before there own. She was juggling work, life, family and finances as well as trying to look after her own needs. She wanted to make a change, however didn’t know where to start, however felt life was passing her by. I asked her about what she wanted her ‘Dash’ to say.


What is ‘the Dash’?

The Dash is the dash on your tombstone. The first number is the date you were born and the last number is the date you pass away. ‘The Dash’ is your life in between those two dates. For example, Steve Jobs was February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011. Steve’s Dash was everything he experienced, loved and lived between the day he was born and the day he passed away.


‘The Dash by Linda Ellis’

If you would like to watch a 2.47 minute clip on the ‘Dash’ by Linda Ellis, please click here.


How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

Have you thought about how you want to be remembered? A few years ago, when I was making some really big changes in my life, I came across the book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware. The book made a profound impact on my life as I could relate to four of the five regrets. The top five regrets of the dying from the book were –

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Can you relate to any of these regrets? If so, which one and what steps can you take to change your situation, so you can live your dash the way you want to! If you need some more support, please read on.


Living Your Dash…

For me, I believe inside every human being is a purpose only they can fulfill. That’s why I think it is important to know and discover what you love doing, so you can live your greatness!

Imagine what the world would be like if we started to slowly take small steps each day to find the courage and re-connect with our hearts true calling? Yes – living a truly aligned life (mind, body and spirit) and sharing your gifts that only you can share.

Not sure where to start on this journey? Maybe the following exercise can help develop some insight…

Writing Your Own Eulogy Exercise 

A few years ago, I came across the following exercise – it had a profound effect on my life then and still reminds me to make the most of life today (as we never truly know what is around the corner). To start with, just imagine if you were seeing yourself at your own funeral. Imagine –

  • Who are the people at your funeral?
  • What are the people at your funeral saying about you?
  • What are you being remembered for?
  • How did you spend most of your time during your life?
  • Did you live in line with your values?
  • What dreams did you follow?
  • What opportunities did you pursue?
  • What contribution did you make?
  • What did you give?
  • Did you have any regrets, if so, what were they? Are there any similarities to the Top 5 Regrets of the Dying?
  • What didn’t you do that you wish you had? Is there a letter you would write or phone call would you would make?

Now that you have identified the answers to these questions, what steps can you take today to make the changes in your life to follow your true calling aligned with your heart and re-program your brain? Remember – “Take small steps every day and one day you will get there.” ~ Unknown.


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