In a recent Fast Company article, Ainsley O’Connell discusses a new program being offered by Stanford University that they are calling ‘Design Your Life’. You can read the full article here.
What caught my attention was this quote:
“We invite people to live intentionally, in a generative, thoughtful way.”
My definition of living intentionally is to be making decisions and taking actions based on promises that you have made to yourself and to others. When the promises you make to yourself and to others are based on being clear about what you want for yourself and for others, you are making intentional promises that will help you live an intentional life. When you focus on living an intentional life as I’ve just described it, you are in effect, living a life with what I refer to as small m meaning.
Science validates that people who report to be living an intentional life and a more meaningful life, typically also report higher levels of life satisfaction and well-being. This means they typically have stronger relationships, have more curiosity, solve problems better, are more resilient, are healthier, more positive and optimistic and live longer… just to list a few of the benefits that an ever increasing range of research studies are demonstrating in the field of positive psychology.
You don’t have to visit Stanford University to design an intentional life. Visit the resource centre on this site and use the Intentionomics Blueprint of 9 Inescapable Truths for a Prosperous Life to help you start your journey… the benefits are well worth taking an intentional first step today.
PS… don’t forget, I always welcome your feedback and if you’d like to have me present at your next conference, or would like to explore how we can work together to boost your team’s success, call me at my Sydney office on 02 9546 2492.