Living your life Forward

Living Forward

A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You want

by
Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy

 

The basic premise of the book….
Are you living your life in default mode – or – are you living a life of direction?

I loved this book.
It’s a short book and written very clearly and concisely, which I like.
It’s also about planning, and I love planning.

This is a different type of planning, however. A type of planning that many people don’t do or haven’t done, myself included.
It’s about determining the life you want to lead, the life you want to be remembered for, and making a plan to live that life.

The book begins with explanations of drift, what is a life plan, and the benefits of a life plan.

Then, they get down to the nitty-gritty.
Your first writing assignment?
It’s a doozy…
Write your eulogy.
What an eye-opening experience! Also, an eye dabbing experience.

After that, we move on to creating priorities, creating a plan, and then creating an action plan with your priorities and eulogy top of mind.

The authors clearly walk their talk and give several examples of their own life plans.
At the end of the book, there are several complete life plans written by their clients.

I found this book to be helpful in all areas but one.
Taking those action steps. You see, I am great at planning, not always so great at taking action.
And to be quite honest, I know that is probably an entirely different book. Or, a lot of time spent with a coach.

I highly recommend this book.
And I highly recommend this book be gifted to the young adults in your life. The premise of the book can surely be shared with the tweens and teens in your life. This is something that can even be done as a family.

I do suggest you read the entire book before you get started on your life plan. I didn’t and found that I wished I had.

Here’s to a life well lived….
Cindy