Five Steps to Discover Your Life Word and Purpose
Eager to live a life that really matters instead of just making it through each day? Authors Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and Jon Gordon say that living an inspired life of purpose, passion, and power comes down to just one small word that carries tremendous possibility.
As the dawn of a new year approaches, you’re most likely busy thinking about all the things you would like to change right now to create a better life for yourself. What you may not be thinking about is your legacy—the impact you will leave on others after you die. Yes, Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page say getting clear on your legacy—clear enough that you can summarize it in a single word—is the key to crafting an amazing life.
“It’s so easy to get caught up in the responsibility, stress, and busyness of life,” says Gordon, coauthor along with Britton and Page of Life Word: Discover Your One Word to Leave a Legacy (Wiley, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-119-35145-0, $20.00, www.getoneword.com/lifeword) as well as One Word That Will Change Your Life, Expanded Edition (Wiley, 2013, 978-1-118-80942-6, $20.00, www.getoneword.com). “Over time we lose focus on what’s possible and what we are passionate about. If we’re not careful, we can end up living our whole lives this way.”
“As counterintuitive as it sounds, thinking about your funeral actually helps you understand your trajectory and how it relates to the present,” says Britton. “Asking yourself, What do I want to be remembered for? is a tremendous motivator in honing your purpose. It’s not at all about worrying about the end. It’s about living in the moment with the end in mind.” [Read more…]