“It’s not what we get, but who we become, what we contribute…that gives meaning to our lives” writes Tony Robbins. John Maxwell adds greater depth to those words saying: “Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is what I add value to others.” And Oprah Winfrey writes: “The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance.”
Living a life of significance goes far beyond the personal successes of achieving wealth, recognition or power. While achieving these things is laudable and gives testimony to finding and applying the gifts within each of us, there is more, another step beyond success. It is living a life of purpose and meaning, of giving oneself to others that they may grow. Ken Blanchard writes “If that’s all you’re focused on, you’re missing the boat… if you focus on significance – using your time and talent to serve others – that’s when truly meaningful success can come your way.” On your magnificent life’s journey may you remember the words of a beautiful quote attributed to William Shakespeare: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” May all your dreams be realized in living your significance.
Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!