Assess the quality of your life with 4 questions via Bill Gates

Assess the quality of your life with 4 questions via Bill Gates

via by Marcel Schwantes

Bill Gates is now 63. He fully acknowledges he’s not the same person he was when he founded Microsoft to put a “computer on every desk and in every home.”

To assess his quality of life, Gates asks himself different questions that we should be asking ourselves as we age–different from those of our youth.

For the 25-year-old Gates, the only question that mattered was posed to assess his business success at the end of the year: Is Microsoft software making the personal-computing dream come true?

A new set of questions

In his final 2018 blog post on Gates Notes, he said that he still assesses the quality of his work, but the questions are very different from the ones he would have asked in his 20s. Here they are:

  1. Did I devote enough time to my family?
  2. Did I learn enough new things?
  3. Did I develop new friendships and deepen old ones?

Gates readily admits these questions would have been “laughable” to him at 25; at 63, they’re that much more meaningful.

Oh, and then there’s this question tossed in for good measure, courtesy of Gates’s friend and mentor, Warren Buffett:

“Do the people you care about love you back?”

This is Buffett’s own measure of success, which is about as good a metric as you will find, says Gates…

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