Skip to content

Living Intentionally: The First Tenant of the WayMaker Code

WayMaker Code 1

"Live Intentionally: Align your daily actions with your deepest values, consistently striving for personal excellence and meaningful impact."

Living intentionally is more than a practice; it's a philosophy that serves as the cornerstone of a fulfilling life. It is the first tenet of the WayMaker Code and stands as a powerful call to action, urging us to align our daily actions with our deepest values. This principle, drawn from the philosophy presented in "Be Relentless," emphasizes the importance of consciously shaping our lives around what truly matters to us.

Understanding Intentional Living

Intentional living is about making choices based on our core values and beliefs. It's a deliberate approach to life where every decision, big or small, is made with a clear purpose in mind. This practice encourages us to pause and reflect on our actions, ensuring they are in harmony with our long-term goals and values.

The Importance of Aligning Actions with Values

Our values serve as a compass, guiding us through life's choices and challenges. When our actions are aligned with these values, we live authentically, leading a more satisfying and meaningful life. This alignment is essential for personal excellence, as it allows us to focus our energies on pursuits that genuinely resonate with our beliefs and aspirations.

Striving for Personal Excellence

Personal excellence is an ongoing journey rather than a destination. It involves continually pushing ourselves to grow, improve, and reach our fullest potential. Intentional living plays a crucial role in this process, as it helps us set clear and achievable goals aligned with our abilities and passions. By striving for excellence in areas that align with our values, we find greater satisfaction and fulfillment in our achievements.

Creating Meaningful Impact

One of the most profound aspects of living intentionally is the ability to create a meaningful impact. When our actions are driven by our deepest values, they naturally lead to positive outcomes, not just for ourselves, but for those around us and the wider community. Whether it's through our careers, volunteer work, or personal interactions, living intentionally allows us to contribute positively to the world.

Implementing Intentional Living in Daily Life

  1. Identify Your Core Values: Start by clearly defining what matters most to you. These values will guide your decisions and actions.
  2. Set Purposeful Goals: Establish goals that resonate with your values. Ensure these goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.
  3. Mindful Decision-Making: Before making decisions, consider how they align with your values and contribute to your goals.
  4. Reflect and Adjust: Regularly reflect on your actions and their outcomes. Be willing to adjust your course as necessary to stay aligned with your values.
  5. Embrace Growth: Welcome opportunities for personal growth and learning. See challenges as chances to strengthen your alignment with your values.
  6. Heart Posture: Posture your heart and mind so that you hold fervently to the path, but loosely to the outcome.

In conclusion, living intentionally according to the first tenet of the WayMaker Code is about creating a life that reflects who you are and what you believe in. It's about making conscious choices that lead to personal excellence and a meaningful impact on the world. By embracing this principle, we can navigate life's complexities with clarity and purpose, shaping a legacy that resonates with our true selves.

Until next time, Stay Curious, Be Relentless & Forge Forward,

Jon Mayo

P.S. To join the WayMaker Community, CLICK HERE.

P.S.S. To learn more, CLICK HERE.