Habit #8: Go the Distance

Go the Distance

Wow. You’ve reached the last habit, and it’s an important one.

My goal in this habit is to help you carry the habits you’ve been practicing into the rest of your life by building your own Rule of Life. I want you to customize the habits for your life and the demands you face.

In a sense, it’s like writing your own Owner’s Manual. The main idea is to find ways to make time for rest, refreshment, engaging with the Bible, speaking with God, worshiping and belonging, taking care of your body, and simplifying and prioritizing what matters most in your life.

Big Idea
Begin to build a Rule of Life, a set of rhythms and relationships that fit your life.

Choose Your Actions

Choose one or more of the following:

  • Make a list of habits you’ve enjoyed and that have helped you from this book.
  • Make a list of key habits that could make a big difference in your life.
  • Think about some areas that are working for you, and how you can do more of that.
  • Set a timer for ten minutes and work on your Rule of Life.

Suggested Resources


  • In God in My Everything, Ken Shigematsu shows to build and use a “rule of life” to cultivate a closer relationship with God. He shows how a personal rule of life can fit almost any vocation or life situation.
  • Stephen Macchia’s book Crafting a Rule of Life is another helpful guide to building your rule of life.
  • The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley describes simple daily and weekly habits that can transform your life and faith.
  • John Mark Comer has created a free online Rule of Life builder.


The book includes a Rule of Life worksheet. If you’d like to download your own copy, you can download it below.

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