We all eventually ask ourselves the question, "Am I making a difference?" We want our lives to have meaning. We want to contribute through our work, our family relationships, and our interactions with others in our community. But just as an airline flight attendant will tell you to put your own oxygen mask on before assisting others, getting your own life together is the first step to making a positive impact on the world around you.
In this new book, FranklinCovey cofounder Hyrum Smith shows that achieving a meaningful, fulfilling, and impactful life is a straightforward process. He identifies three root causes of stress, dissatisfaction, and pain, which drain the energy we need to make a difference: the gaps between where we are and where we want to be. The first is the Beliefs Gap: the gap between what we believe to be true and what is actually true. The second is the Values Gap: the gap between what we value most in life and what we actually spend our life doing. The third is the Time Gap: the gap between what we plan to do each day and what we actually get done.
Using inspiring true stories of people who have overcome difficult challenges, the author offers a practical blueprint that we all can use to close each of these three gaps in our personal and work lives. He shows how this will result in the inner peace so necessary in dealing with the chaos in the world today. Smith provides the concepts and the tools to move from the life you currently have to the life you really want.