We all begin our adult lives with great hopes and dreams for the future. However, as the years go by, most of us begin to realize our lives are not going according to the script. And we don t know why or what to do about it. How can I make a lasting difference? What path must I take in order to reach my full potential? How do I want to be remembered when my life is over? Richard E. Simmons, III has written a short, insightful book about how to live more effectively and wisely in the most important areas of life. He confronts the question that frustrates most every one of us: Why is there such a gap between the life I have aspired to and dreamed of, and the life I am actually living now? Simmons says My hope is to help you dramatically shrink that gap .