Those two words are the underlying foundation for building a life of purpose and significance.
John asks the compelling question: “Deep down, what does every person want most?”
And the answer is “to live a life that matters. We all want to feel like the time we spent on earth made a difference.”
How do we achieve that?
Do you ever look around and wonder how the people who are well beyond your level of success…got there?
For most, it is a matter of Intentional Living.
- Know who they are.
- Know what is important to them.
- Make decisions based on those two things.
- Say no to the rest.
Now on the surface, this may seem selfish, and some of the super-successful are selfish and self-centered. But most are simply very protective of their time and values – and very intentional on how they are used.
Surprisingly, it isn’t that they have found a way do everything themselves via multi-tasking. It isn’t that they have found extra hours in their day. It just appears that way.
It is very simply a matter of focus.
So I challenge you in 2016 to do just two things:
- Figure out what you’re best at, and do it; and
- Fiercely protect your time for those people and things that mean the most to you.
It’s a pretty simple formula, yet pretty hard to execute in today’s modern 24/7 world.
But you can…and you must. As John says, “Intentional living is within your reach.”
I have a great deal of passion for this idea of Intentional Living. So much so, that I’m re-examining my own life and business to be sure I am being very intentional this year; and I have to tell you that it is already making a difference.
I personally invite you to join me tomorrow evening (Wednesday, January 6) for Lead 90, where we talk about the next 90 days and how you can live them intentionally. This is not fluff. It is real “take it to heart and take it to the bank” kind of teaching, and I am delighted to share it with you. I welcome you as my guest on this complimentary call. Register right now, and I’ll see you on the call!