LIFEFOCUS: Achieving a Life of Purpose and Influence

Jerry Foster, Author, Ed Stewart, With LIFEFOCUS: Achieving a Life of Purpose and Influence

Those who turn to the self-help section to improve an unexamined life can profit from the goals recommended by Foster, a Christian financial planner. The "Vector Principle" governs his outlook: each of us is a product of past choices, but small changes in the present can yield huge benefits over time. The best course corrections spring from the proper definition of success. This incorporates what Foster calls "lifeWealth": "the accumulation of financial, relational, physical, intellectual and spiritual capital." Faith figures prominently in Foster's life strategy; it's presented gently, on equal footing with the other four priorities. The seeker who is pressed for time would be well-served to head straight for Part 3, "Strategies for lifeFocus," which presents Foster's best practical advice. Reliance on the language of the motivational speaker tilts the writing toward cliché, but Foster's description of the results of choices in each stage of life and his exploration of the three "life paths"—indifference, self-indulgence and the more positive path of concern for others—provide a useful overall perspective. (May)

Reviewed on: 04/12/2004
Release date: 00/00/0000
Genre: Nonfiction
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