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108 Tires

December 31st, 2013  | 

Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Today’s the end of 2013.

Looking back, what accomplishment brought you the greatest sense of fulfillment?

A CEO and I were chatting over a glass of wine when he shared this story.

His accountant advised him that he had 108 tires on his personal property.

These tires were all attached to really nice cars, trucks, four-wheelers, motorcycles and bicycles.

The image of 108 tires hit the CEO like, well, a Mack truck.

How much of this stuff, the CEO wondered, do I really need?

Have I lost sight of what matters?

As you look back on 2013 and think ahead to 2014, focus on what fills you with joy.

Happiness is fleeting.  Fulfillment goes deeper and lasts longer.

It’s not about having the most toys.

It’s about moving from success to significance.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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