Let me ask you a couple questions straight from the heart. Are you living your life full on? In the morning when you first realize you are awake, does your heart beat a little faster because you are excited for a new day?
For most of my life, I would have answered these questions with, “Not really,” and, “No way.” But then a couple things happened. First, thanks to a series of heart attacks—yes, you got that right, I said, “Thanks,” because I’m grateful for what I learned from them… So thanks to a couple heart attacks, and thanks to the work I’ve been doing my entire life to understand how I can best achieve the things I want, I am in a different and better place than I have ever been.
That’s why it was time for me to write this book—to round up what I’ve learned and to share it with people I know can benefit from it. You’re reading these words now and I’ll bet that means this book is for you.
It’s not easy to live a “full-on” life. We have needs, or perceived needs, that seem to push in the direction of the dreary and the mundane. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, I believe it’s not supposed to be that way!
Now I want to tell you something about myself that many authors would consider information it’s not best to share. I’m 77 years old. We live in a culture in which once you hit 40 or 50, your relevance starts to fade. It’s time for Botox, a face lift, liposuction, a sports car and whatever kind of makeover you can think of and afford.
Don’t go down that road. I can tell you there is no satisfaction to be had down there.
I’ve chased youth, I’ve chased money, I’ve chased romance, and I’ve won and lost them all. More than once.
But I’ve never achieved satisfaction through any of those things that can in any way compare to the experiences I have gained and the fulfillment I have experienced by pursuing the inner happiness and joy I describe in these pages.
I think you have a sense of what I am talking about. I think you are on to it too. And I think this book will take you what I’m guessing is the relatively short distance from where you are to a better place you absolutely want to be. And where you deserve to be too.
You’re not the first to read these pages. I didn’t publish this book until I had run it past people I trust to tell me the truth. It made a difference for them and that’s why I believe it will for you too.
As a 77 year-old I can say to you with a robust confidence and all the love in my heart (which has escaped the grave and been repaired many times over), “Don’t wait!” It doesn’t get better. It doesn’t get easier. Information, inspiration, a few key changes and some diligent practice are the key to achieving, having and enjoying the things you want in your life. All you will get from reading and working on the exercises at the end of this book, is everything your heart desires.
Thank you for taking a part of this amazing journey with me. I appreciate you, I trust you, I believe in the goodness inside you and in the contribution I know you make to our world.