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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

In the midst of a conversation last Friday, one that swayed unexpectedly into philosophical things, I surprised myself by saying:

“… all my life I’ve looked at the man I want to become and looked with guilt and regret at the man I’ve been. Since becoming a father, something has changed. I am more conscious now of the man I am. I chose to be instead of become.

If I live intentionally in this moment and am the man I ought to be, I’ve realized now, that I will inevitably grow to be the man I’ve struggled to become.”

Surprising because I was talking with a client about the future direction of his company and his career. Surprising because I abandoned regular business talk and communicated more in 13 seconds than I’d been able to say in nearly 30 minutes.

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