Another excellent and inspirational guide for challenges of business leadership

There’s a secret to filling the pages of your life. It’s not hard to decipher, but sometimes it takes a little practice. Take me, for example. Back in 1976, I received a gift from Eileen Beavers, who was my assistant at that time. As I unwrapped it, I saw it was a book with the intriguing title, The Greatest Story Ever Told. I couldn’t wait to read it.

But when I opened it, I was shocked: The pages were blank.  Inside was a note from Eileen that said, “John, your life is before you. Fill these pages with kind acts, good thoughts and matters of your heart. Write a great story with your life.”

I still remember the excitement and anticipation that surged through me when I read her words. For the first time it made me think about how I was the author of my life, and I could fill every “page” with whatever I wanted. It made me want to be significant. It inspired me to do whatever I could to make my life matter.

The Key to a life that matters is living each day with intentionality — When you live each day with intentionality, there’s almost no limit to what you can do. You can transform yourself, your family, your community and your nation. When enough people do that, they can change the world. When you intentionally use your everyday life to bring about positive change in the lives of others, you begin to live a life that matters.

Are you ready to discover the meaning in your life? – If your story isn’t as meaningful or significant or compelling as you want it to be, you can change it. You can begin writing a new story, beginning today. Don’t settle for merely being a teller of stories about significance. Decide to be the story of significance. Become the central character in your story of making a difference!