In a blog post related to living a fulfilled life, adapted from his new book, The Earned Life, the renowned leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith explores the choices, risks, and efforts we make in each moment to align with an overarching purpose in our lives. He shows that it’s important to have something more than personal ambition but to do something that matters to you personally, that serves others.
In wartime, people face life-changing choices. Marshall Goldsmith shows how to explore choices to find purpose in life.
More than 6.5 million Ukrainians have fled their homeland because of the Russian invasion and the continuing war. But many are beginning to return, to be of service to others, and to rebuild their homeland.
Ukrainian officials say that more than 1 million citizens have returned to the country since the start of the invasion. Statistics from Ukraine's State Border Guard Service show there have been days when more Ukrainians returned than left.
These people may feel safer elsewhere — in Poland or other European nations that have welcomed refugees — but at the same time, many Ukrainians will only feel fulfillment when their country is free of invaders, and when they are home among their family and fellow citizens.
In The Earned Life, Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.
With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on “what ifs” and regrets.
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About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Marshall Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams in his coaching practice. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.
About THE EARNED LIFE
In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”
If you’d like more information on Marshall Goldsmith, The Earned Life, and his work, please get in touch with Lyda Goldsmith.