The First Step Towards Living the Life You Want

Today I’m sharing with you the perfect tool to help you get started making your life look more like the way you picture it to look. It’s a book by one of my FAVORITE bloggers, Michael Hyatt, along with co-author Daniel Harkavy, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Note: This book was sent to me so that I could share my honest thoughts, which you’ll find here. Affiliate links are used in this post, which helps me out at no cost to you!


I jumped on the chance to be a part of the launch team for this book, so I was able to get the book before it’s even available to read and share my thoughts with you. It’ll be available to purchase March 1. Here is how excited I was when I got it in the mail:

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Of course, you would know all of this if you follow TheThrivingSelf on Facebook.

Anyway, this book is AWESOME. I was a little unsure about it at first. I mean, I loved Michael Hyatt’s book Platform, but I wasn’t sure what to think about the idea of “Life Planning,” which is the premise of Living Forward. I have no idea where my life will end up, and that’s part of the fun. Also, I like to look to God to lead my life, instead of trying to do it all on my own. So I wasn’t too sure about this whole concept.

But I was sure proven wrong! The idea of life planning is brilliant. It doesn’t mean mapping out an idea of “in 5 years, I’ll be doing…” or “in 10 years, my life will look like…”. Instead, the idea of life planning is more of becoming the person that you want to become, leaving the legacy you want to leave, and having a big enough vision to focus on what’s important day-to-day.

The book outlines a step-by-step method for creating your Life Plan- a document which encapsulates your biggest priorities and helps streamline the process of figuring out what’s important.

I followed the process and created my Life Plan last Saturday, and it was a great experience. It got really personal really quickly and helped me to see what I truly want to be remembered for. Plus it was fun to envision a desired future for each area of my life. Putting my dreams in present tense, as instructed, really resonated with me. So, for example, instead of “I want to lose weight,” under the Envisioned Future, I put “I am strong and full of energy.” This really made all these desires seem doable and exciting.

I wish I could explain the whole book to you, but unfortunately that would make for a very long blog post. From what I’ve done so far, I give this book two big thumbs up. I’ll check in again in 6 months and let you know what I think.

If I were you though, I wouldn’t wait that long. I highly recommend this book for a person of any age who’s interested in soul-searching and leaving a great legacy.  You can pre-order it on Amazon to be one of the first to read it!

Click here to get your hands on this life-changing book!


To make this all even sweeter, I’m adding a GIVEAWAY!!

That’s right. I’m giving away this book to one lucky winner. It’s easy to enter this contest. You can get up to 3 entries by asking a question (to possibly be used on the blog), visiting TheThrivingSelf on Facebook, and leaving a comment on any post on this blog. A random winner will be chosen March 1, the release date for the book, and I’ll send it to the winner on March 2! Click here to get to the entry form, then use your email or Facebook to enter!

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