Successful couples act on their plan and strive to meet their goals today.
Learning to communicate well with each other is not as easy as it sounds, but it can help resolve problems before they start to affect their marriage.
Heidi Halvorson’s book, 9 Things Successful People do Differently provides a clear, practical guide for people to reach their goals and not surprisingly, successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do. Developed for business people - I have adapted it to marriage and in marriage it’s about being intentional about the couple relationship, communicating well and often.
- Successful couples do whatever it takes to make it happen – they act today. They keep their plan up-to-date and fresh, and assign specific time to review it. By spending specific time together, their relationship will strengthen and this focus on their goals gives them a break from the stress of daily life. They accept that it may be hard and that distractions and diversions will tend to obstruct their plans, but they believe that they will get there.
- Successful couples seize the moment.
Tune in next week for more things successful couples do differently.
Source: 1] Halvorson, H.G. (2011). 9 Things Successful People do Differently. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business Review Press.
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