45 Years of Marriage: Leadership Lessons Learned Along the Journey

by | Mar 17, 2024 | Priorities, Relationships, Video

Marriage is a journey filled with ups, downs, and lots of learning. I am blessed to have spent the last 45 years married to Cindy, my junior high sweetheart. These past ten years have been the best of our lives.

During this time, I’ve picked up some essential lessons that have made our relationship stronger and life more fulfilling.

Firstly, I discovered that I’m more selfish than I realized. Before marriage, I didn’t see this about myself. Cindy helped me see it and taught me to be less selfish. Marriage isn’t just about yourself; it’s about putting your partner first. Cindy is really good at that.

I’m a problem solver by nature, always wanting to fix things. But in marriage, I learned that listening is more important than fixing problems. It’s about understanding each other rather than just finding solutions.

One big lesson was about priorities. Cindy once told me, “Scotty Sanders, you have all the time you need to do what’s important to you.” I realized that we make time for what matters most. If marriage, health, or family is important, you find time for them.

These lessons have been crucial for our relationship, but I know there’s always more to learn. Life’s a journey, and marriage is a big part of that journey.

If these lessons resonate with you or you want to strengthen your own relationships, I encourage you to take a step forward. Learn from our experiences and work on your own path toward love and growth.

As a next step, think about your own life plan. Just as architects draw plans to build amazing buildings, take time to sketch out your own blueprint for life. Focus on what matters most to you—whether it’s relationships, health, work, or personal growth. Spend time on these things to make your life fulfilling.

Marriage is like a big project—you keep working on it and improving it. It’s all about understanding each other and working toward common goals.

In closing, I want to thank Cindy for an amazing 45 years together. Our journey has shown us how strong love can be and how much we can learn from each other. I hope our experiences inspire others on their journey of love and growth.

Here’s to many more years together filled with love, learning, and great memories.

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