What Matters Most
The Power of Living your ValuesBook - 2000
"People who are happy recognize their success has come from who they are as much as from what they have accomplished. What Matters Most will give you the courage to be yourself and live a life of integrity." -- John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus In an age of unprecedented prosperity and opportunity, there are still many who feel that something is missing in their lives: "I've achieved success and am on the fast track in my career, I'm respected by my peers, I have a great family and all the toys and perks that I could possibly want. Why don't I feel a stronger sense of fulfillment, or any real happiness inside? Why does life feel so empty?"In What Matters Most, bestselling author and speaker Hyrum W. Smith outlines compelling reasons for this dissatisfaction. Much of it comes, he says, because of conflicts between our actions and our deeply held personal values. In the rush and press of life, too many of us have lost touch with what matters most to us -- values like close family relationships, spending time with family and friends, participating in fulfilling work, giving of self in service to others, following our own light, and achieving long-held dreams and creative goals.Through compelling examples from others and drawing from his own extensive experience, Smith outlines a simple but powerful formula to help you identify your own deeply held values -- what matters most in your life -- and live them to the fullest. This strategy consists of three valuable steps: Discover -- First, you must discover what matters most to you. What would you like to have, what would you like to do, who would you like to be? Plan -- Then you must make a plan. By organizing those values and recognizing the order of importance into which they fall, you can begin to reconcile the actions of everyday life with your deeper needs and dreams. Act -- Finally, you must act on that plan, bringing those very principles into your home, your workplace, and the community around you. By incorporating Smith's strategy into your life, you will not only re-embrace your values, you will make them your priority. What Matters Most is an indispensable and timely guide to living a truly fulfilling life and becoming the person you always wanted to be.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2000.
Branch Call Number: 170/.44/Smi 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 251 p. : ill.