I recently listened via Audible to the book ‘Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want’ by Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy. Divine timing as always, this book has inspired me to do my own ‘Living Forward’ planning day with my husband. It is a life planning day that will be from 9am – 5pm. Once we’ve finished the planning day it will help us structure our days around the things that are the most important to us. The desired outcome: Happiness, healthy living and improved wellbeing.
We’ve scheduled a date and we’ll be turning off from outer distractions to look at our finances, relationships, spiritual life and the vision for our life. This book is a book I can read over and over again, especially since the ‘Living Forward’ plan has ‘check in’ points and reviews so that it’s not a plan that gets created and ‘left on the shelf’.
My understanding of ‘Living Forward’ is that it takes steps to guide you to creating a life plan, stop drifting through life but rather set intentions. Some people have goals, but not many will actually stop and create a detailed plan on how they want to get there and determine their priorities. I don’t believe that priorities remain the same throughout your entire life, and I suppose that is why they create review times, because things will change, but you need to be aware that it has changed and what steps you’re going to do to change your life and readjust the path you are taking.
A life plan is worthless if it’s not being reviewed weekly, quarterly and yearly. It can leave you in despair and hopelessness if it’s not something that you tend to and take care of. No matter what is happening in your life circumstances, we are always capable of joy and overcoming challenges. As long as you have your plan, your map – you will know what direction you will need to take to reach your goals.
I highly recommend this book: https://livingforwardbook.com/