How Will You Measure Your Life?

I have read the book How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon at least three times. It is a business book that inspires me to live a better life. It is not a Christian book, but it helps me more intentionally live a life that honors Jesus Christ.

The book focuses on three areas: 1) having a successful and fulfilling career, 2) having strong relationships with family and close friends, and 3) living a life of integrity. The authors take principles of the business world and apply them to these three areas. Each time I read the book, I am surprised and pleased that it affects me deeply.

As Christians, we are called to live a life worthy of the calling we have received in Christ Jesus. We are called to live a life that honors the Lord. We are called to live in light of eternity. This business book by Harvard Business School staff challenges me to do these things.

I share this book recommendation in case you are a high school senior thinking about what you will study in college or a college student considering your career. Thinking about these ideas, topics, and principles now will give you direction for the future and protect you from future heartache.

How will you measure your life? What will you pursue with your time and talents? How will you prioritize your family and close friends? How will you honor the Lord and live a life of integrity?