Embark on a journey of self-discovery and purpose with a profound life-purpose reflection. In this deeply personal note to his family, Jim contemplates the essence of existence, pondering the meaningful pursuits that will shape the rest of their life. This introspective exploration, infused with aspirations rooted in faith, family, and personal growth, invites you to reflect on your life purpose. Join us as we navigate the contours of purpose-driven living and consider how these reflections might inspire your path toward a more meaningful and impactful future.

I sent the following note to my family:

What do I want to do with the rest of my life?

I believe life is a gift from God and what I do with it is my gift back to him. I believe I will literally be able to hand my life back to him someday.

  1. I want to continue to grow my faith, practice, and contributions 
  2. I want to enjoy and invest in my marriage.
  3. I want to enjoy and invest in my kids (Jim & Amanda, Mandy & Greg).
  4. I want to enjoy and invest in my grandkids – each one, as individuals and as a group.
  5. I want to take care of myself: body & soul. This includes identifying bad habits and mastering them (my intake of food and drink, my thoughts, my words, and my actions).
  6. I want to live in a positive yet counter-cultural way, always striving to understand and apply truth. To be light in a dark world.
  7. I want to build a successful podcast on life & leadership.
  8. I want to help good people win through coaching, teaching, and writing.
  9. I want to create recurring income so as not to become a burden in my eldest years, provide for my wife, and perhaps be a blessing to our family tree – if God graces me with longevity.
  10. I want to travel, especially in places rich with history.

Simply put, even with all of my shortcomings, I want to be found faithful. I want to steward well what has been entrusted to me.

The reason I share this with you is because you are more important to me than my own life. I cannot imagine my life on earth without you in it. I pray for us all – often. And I would appreciate your prayers for me.


Why do I share this publicly?

I share it not to shine a light on me but to shine a light on you. You matter. Your life matters. You add value to the world. Think about what you want to do with the rest of your life. I bet it is exciting. I encourage you to share it with those you love. By doing so, you are casting a vision for your life and you are teaching others to do the same. Your thoughts form ideas. Ideas become language. Language becomes flesh – actual living things.

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