Sheryl Sandberg is famous for her line that is the title of her book: Lean In. But besides being the CEO of Facebook and a major empowerer of women, she’s someone who has suffered a great loss, and despite vast wealth and power, remains humbled by it. In today’s WSJ, there was a story by Georgia Wells that shared some of this.
Sandberg’s husband was the CEO of SurveyMonkey, Dave Goldberg, and he died suddenly last May. Sandberg spoke at graduation ceremonies at UC Berkeley on Saturday and shared some good advice.
She said that every night when she goes to bed, just before she goes to sleep, she writes down three moments of joy that she experienced that day. – This was her New Year’s resolution, and she says “this simple practice has changed my life. Because no matter what happens each day, I go to bed thinking of something cheerful. Try it.”