If there is one thing I am a fanatical advocate of, it is this: intentional living. Living your life on purpose, on your own terms, striving to fulfill your God-given purpose for being here on earth. It has been said that the 2 most important days in man’s life is the day he was born and then the day he finds out the purpose why he was born. John Maxwell, one author I have always loved to read his books and listen to his early morning motivation, clearly sparks a lot of thought-provoking ideas in this one. A recommended read for anyone striving to find and fulfill purpose.
John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, helps readers take the first steps to living a life that matters in INTENTIONAL LIVING. We all have a longing to be significant. We want to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it’s too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference.
He goes further to say that “the good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. And to do that, all you need to do is start. You can’t make an impact sitting still and doing nothing. Every major accomplishment that’s ever been achieved started with a first step. Sometimes it’s hard; other times it’s easy, but no matter what, you have to do it if you want to get anywhere in life. In INTENTIONAL LIVING , John Maxwell will help you take that first step, and the ones that follow, on your personal path through a life that matters.
- Start with small steps that lead to something great
- Set aside time at the end of each week or month or year to do a self-reflection, prayer, re-evaluation and stock-taking
- How we begin matters a lot. All is well that begins well instead of all is well that ends well
- Taking good intentions and turning them into actions, leads to fulfillment and a life of significance centered around doing things for others
- Find your WHY
- combining your passion with your gift
- Learn to live in the moment
- Cross the bridge of good intentions to good actions. No one ever was successful with good intentions, but successful people are those with good actions.