What I Want From Life

In my last post, I shared my Monday Motivator for today and I encouraged you to ask yourself the question, “What Do I Want From Life?”  I promised that in this post, I’d share my answer.  Here goes…

What I want from life:  I want to…

  • Live to my full potential (spiritually, emotionally, financially, career, etc.), and help my wife and children to do the same.
  • Achieve my dreams, fulfill my life’s purpose, and help my wife and children do the same.
  • Use my skills, abilities, passions and influence to make a real difference in the lives of others in my community and world.
  • Have the freedom (time and money) to arrange my work around the life I want and believe would honor God.
  • Live generously by blessing and encouraging others.
  • Annually increase my giving to, and participation in, causes that are important to me and my family.

I originally wrote this out over a year ago, after being encouraged to do so by a mentor.  It took some time, because I did a lot of refining and rewording.  I’m glad I went through this process, because it helped me sort through my dreams and goals and helped me to hone in on what, to me, was most important.

You might have noticed that my family was mentioned several times in this list.  That’s because I want to bring them along with me on this journey.  I’ve met and heard about too many people who “win” at work, but not at home.  They achieve the applause of the world, but their family barely knows them.

I’m not perfect, but I do have a growing desire to live a balanced life and to achieve success in all of my life areas, not just in my career.  What about you?

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