Truth be told I have not finished this book yet. Why? Was it that dull? Quite the contrary…
The book is so good that I need to take my time and consume it. I really need to wrestle with some of the concepts and figure out what makes me tick.
In fact, I plan on taking a vacation for a couple days to go over one question in the book. That question:
What are your governing values?
Your governing values are the foundation of your personal fulfillment. Governing values range from faith to family to health to finances and everything in between. There’s a story of an executive who, a couple years before his son tragically passed away, wrote down his governing values and shifted his focus toward his family. What amazed me is that he had no regrets about his relationship with his son. There was zero, I mean zero mention of “I wish I would have…” in the man’s story. His governing values enabled him to have a deep, rich, fulfilled relationship with his son.
That is what I want out of life. That is what I want for all of you – to have zero regrets. I highly recommend you pick up this book. Spend time with it. Wrestle with it. Re-read it.
Inner peace is having serenity, balance, and harmony in our lives through the appropriate control of events.
The ways you wasted time today are much the same as the ways you wasted time last week and last month. And unless you identify the principal culprits and create a plan for eliminating them, you will continue wasting time in the same pattern every day for the rest of your life.
Is what I’m doing today really what matters to me in my life?