A Meaningful Approach to Life


What is your approach to life summarized in 6 words or less? (asked on Quora)

***Consistently apply values to impact others.***

My answer to this question from Quora is based on Simon Sinek’s recipe for finding your WHY.  I believe living out your WHY every day is the best way to find meaning in it.

Consistency is the most essential virtue. With it, you will develop the discipline needed to overcome your ego. Your subconscious will become your ally rather than your saboteur. Consistency will provide you with what Jeff Olson calls the Slight Edge. The ability to turn simple habits into massive success.

One of the most important things you can do is develop a set of core values. Your core values will help you make better decisions. It will also serve as a compass to happiness. If working by your company’s core values leads to an increase in employee engagement. What would happen if your core values complemented those of your company? Employee engagement would go skyrocket as you now experience Inclusion.

When it comes to meaning in life, fulfillment complements happiness. The best way to find fulfillment is in making an impact in the lives of others. Be in part of something greater than ourselves. Anyone can benefit. Be it your family, a neighbor, your employer. Be it also a non-profit or even the stranger on the street.  It’s why the Bible says, “It is better to give than to receive.” (Act 20:35 NIV)

A meaningful approach to life involves impacting others.

It all boils down to consistency, values, and impact. By consistently applying our skills, talents, and strengths to make a positive impact in the lives of others, you will be well on your way to a meaningful life.