Add Value

Recently, Jon Acuff told a story about having lunch with renowned speaker and author John Maxwell and pastor Louie Giglio. During lunch, Louie asked John this question: “What’s the first thought you had this morning when you woke up?”

John’s reply was immediate: “I can’t wait to add value to someone’s life today.”

He went on to add, “I wake up with anticipation. People ask how I’ve built a disciplined life, and I tell them I haven’t. I’ve built a life of anticipation. I wake up at 5 a.m. to write, study, and lead because I’m always anticipating that I’ll get to add value to someone’s life today.”

What a great approach to life!

If you want to start building the kind of anticipation with which Maxwell lives, start each day this week by asking yourself this question:

What value can I add to someone’s life today?

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