The other day, I was reading a blog article called The Resolved Life written by Top 30 leadership expert Orrin Woodward. In the article, Mr Woodward references 3 historical figures that made a personal decision to live by a set of principles, each becoming a person of influence in their own environment.
We don’t have to study the lives of these people to appreciate the ripple effect that George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Jonathan Edwards made on the American landscape. But how many others with similar upbringing, social class, financial means, and personal circumstances chose to wander through that same time in our history without making a stand for what they believed could be.
In the last paragraph of Orrin Woodward’s blog, he states that “the foundation of all long-term success isn’t what a person owns, but who a person is.” I believe that who a person becomes will be the result of the decisions she makes in her life. These decisions will be based on the code of ethics, moral compass, or conscience that governs her life. But what factors influence a persons “north star” that will guide them through life? Based on Mr Woodward’s newly released book; RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE, available on the LIFE website, our governing principles are influenced by family, society, media, church, and school. If we are not where we want to be, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate the principles we are living by and make the necessary course corrections.
The LIFE Business is designed to equip today’s entrepreneur with the information and opportunity that can help solve many of the greatest problems facing North America today. Thank you to leaders like Orrin Woodward and Claude Hamilton for sharing your wisdom and leadership experience so that others seeking to improve their lives can build a foundation of solid principles that will produce lasting success in this Entrepreneurial Age.
God Bless, John