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Friday, March 25, 2016

When you have a plan, every day becomes an opportunity to move toward your destination.
I've been a fan of Michael Hyatt for years. One reason is that he is someone who frequently talks in his books, posts and podcasts about the importance of his marriage and his obvious love for his wife.

Hyatt's latest book, Living Forward, co-authored by Daniel Harkavy, is not a marriage book, per se. But it is a book that could greatly impact your marriage.

The Danger of Drift

I've written here before on the troublesome tendency we all have to put our marriage on autopilot. Living Forward expands that notion to the entirety of your life.

The problem with drifting is that it almost never takes us where we want and hope to go. It's true in marriage, and it's true in life.

Living Forward takes you on a very purposeful journey to develop what the authors call a Life Plan. Developing a Life Plan is a structured process that helps you allocate your attention, effort, time and resources to your identified priorities, which the book refers to as Life Accounts.

Your Marriage Account

One of the first steps in the process is to identify the "Life Accounts" you value most, to make an assessment of the current "balance" in each account, and then to assign priority to each. The rest of the process of writing your life plan walks you through making goals and plans for each account.

Obviously, as a marriage advocate, I encourage you to place a high priority on your marriage account. Further, I encourage you to take this opportunity to imagine your marriage as it could be, rather than settling for your marriage as it is. There is always deeper intimacy and more passion to be enjoyed in any marriage, regardless of the current state.

You can take the first steps toward developing your life plan using this free online assessment of your life accounts here:  Living Forward Assessment.  The results will make more sense once you read the book, but the assessment is useful for identifying life accounts that need some work.

You can order your copy of the book from Amazon using the links below:
After you place your order, you can receive $47 worth of free bonuses by going here:  Living Forward Bonuses

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I'm giving away a copy of Living Forward as a Friday Freebie. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

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Disclosure: I received the a copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review. Links above may be monetized in support of this ministry. 


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