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Prolific author, speaker and leadership coach John C. Maxwell is a worthy role model for “intentional living.” A former pastor of evangelical churches, he is also a successful entrepreneur and the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team and EQUIP. He’s written 74 leadership books, with more than 25 million copies sold worldwide. Although Maxwell is successful by almost any measure, here he focuses on how he’s been able to help others. And, he sets out to illuminate the measure of a truly significant life, lived with intention. This is one of Maxwell’s most personal works. He urges you to design your life proactively and not stumble through it by accident. How successful you become isn’t important, he says. Instead, what matters is how much value you add to other people’s lives. getAbstract recommends his inspiring message to leaders at any level, teachers, parents, students and anyone seeking insight about a better way to live.

About the Author

New York Times best-selling author, coach, former pastor and famed speaker John C. Maxwell has sold more than 25 million books in 50 languages. He founded The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP and The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation. His books include 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, The Leadership Bible, Make Today Count, Developing the Leader Within You, and many others.

 

Summary

What Is Your Life Story?

Everyone has a life story. Some stories are inspirational and significant. Others aren’t. Significant stories matter. How would you characterize your life story? What does it mean? Like everyone else, you want to make a difference. And, you want to lead a rich, fulfilling life. The good news is that no matter who you are, where you live, what you do or what your circumstances may be, you can build a great life story of genuine significance. And in the process, you can make the world a better place.

To accomplish these goals, live a life of true “intentionality.” Be intentional at all times, in every way and in all that you do. This means focusing on making life better for others. That is the essence of intentionality, of living proactivity.

Albert Einstein explained why being proactive is essential: “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” For your life to matter, avoid passivity and apathy. Be fully intentional. When you are, the rewards are gratifying and substantial.

The Benefits of “Intentional Living”

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    Hrang Kham 3 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for the free trail because I cannot afford any finance to get a book like this.
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    Jose Gonzalez 1 year ago
    Where there is no vision the people perish, if you don't live an intentional life, then we are just floating through
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    Chong Park 2 years ago
    Well~~ shouldn't we all take some time to rethink about significance in our lives in the midst of a busy and competitive work place.
    I have enjoyed the summary. Thank you.
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    Martin de Urgoiti 2 years ago
    Hm, it's a bit of a stereotype approach.