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And if it all ends today, was it worth it?

Lessons I learned from Elvis Presley, Charles Chaplin, Tina Turner and other icons...

I'm not passionate about biographies, but I confess that some of them affect me a lot, especially in movies.

Recently to the movie “ELVIS”, and likewise with Bohemian Rhapsody, Olivia Newton-John, Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin, Tina (Tina Turner) and Blonde (Marilyn Monroe), I always feel distressed and frustrated by see such amazing people going through theoretically simple issues to solve.

The common thread is how they let small things take a huge toll on their lives and in some cases, take their lives. Behaviors, submission, not imposing limits and allowing their lives to be controlled and decided by other people.

Cases like Olivia Newton-John and Tina Turner have their happy endings, in the sense that they wake up and take the reins of their lives, others unfortunately did not.

The question is:

It's so easy to see the mistakes of others and the best paths they should take, but what about our lives?

Where are we heading? What are we doing with our history? At this very moment do we have the power of choice or are we subject to someone?

At the end of the movie Elvis, I have the impression (however silly it is) that there was a moment of decision, of liberation and of extreme courage that would set him free, but he didn't have the strength to do so.

If your life ended today, was it worth it? Have you been and are you happy?

Are you with the people you love, do you work with something you really like and dedicate the correct and fair time to it? Is there balance in your life?

At some point, that last day will come and unfortunately, there is no clear warning of when that will happen, so I invite you (and me) to think about how you are living your life and if there is a slightest point that doesn't make sense If any continues, stop immediately or if you can't leave now, build an exit plan.

Before being a great leader, a great manager or an outstanding professional, remember that you need to be a happy human being.

Take care of yourself.

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Fernanda Silva is a specialist in female leadership and a columnist for Gente Mais Portal


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