When you think about the future, what do you see for yourself?
If you’re like me, there are probably lots of things that you want to do. Things you want to accomplish. Ways you want to make an impact.
These things might relate to your work. Maybe some are more personal, like climbing a mountain or going on a family adventure or helping a friend (or stranger) in some important way.
You probably want to do lots of these sorts of things. But you might not find it easy to get to everything.
The urgent matters of the day likely fill up time that might have gone toward larger and longer-term goals.
Which can lead to disappointment.
This is where taking time to step back and do some planning can really help.
A look at the big picture, along with a framework for action, can really help you make progress.
That’s the idea behind the new book by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want (affiliate link).
If we don’t step back and actively plan, we drift.
The authors help you to recognize this. Then they walk you through their approach to creating a plan.
The book helps you to consider your legacy, determine your priorities, and chart a course forward.
The authors show you how and then encourage you to dedicate one day to digging in and creating your plan.
The last part of the book guides you through implementation strategies for success over the long term.
Michael Hyatt is a former publishing CEO who has since amassed tremendous success teaching leadership and development. Daniel Harkavy runs a coaching business that does similar work.
Both are seasoned professionals offering sound advice. Even if you don’t literally follow their step-by-step advice, the book is worth a read to get you into the mindset of planning for life success. Check it out.