Tuesday 19th December 2017
Have you written a life-plan? Or do you feel that’s not for you or have you noticed and thought that life is just passing you by, feeling that you’re just living your life from day-to-day? When all you’re doing is trying make it to the end of the week or the end of the month. Isn’t it time you started to make simple goals that you’re capable of achieving? There is an old saying that is “If you fail to plan you plan to fail”. What is not said is that if you don’t set realistic goals they’ll fail anyway because goals without set parameters go nowhere. To gain control of your life you need to set a simple life-plan together one that will help you to achieve some success in the areas of your life you feel are lacking!
A life-plan gives you:
- A clear direction you are trying to go in
- The motivation to move your life further forward
- The focus for achieving your goals
- More certainty regarding your future
- More clarity and the ability to turn your visions and dreams into a reality
Those of us who have run businesses know that well thought out and logical business plans are one of the most important keys to running a successful business. In a lot of businesses, I’ve gone into over the last 12 months, you would be surprised how many of them have just put them into the bottom draw of the filling cabinet. It is the same with a life-plan few people have taken the time and trouble to create a written one. A plan that details all our visions, dreams and goals as we go through life should be written down. Just as in business, if you want to have a fulfilling life you must work at it! You do this by writing a plan as the first step.
Look deeply at where you are now, look again at your visions, dreams and goals you want to attain, one could say it’s like the chicken and egg. You must know yourself to discover those visions and dreams to shape who you are. However, to reach a form of conclusion, you need to write a detailed plan of how you intend to reach and achieve your visions and dreams, you must know who you are. To find out, you need to fill in a SWOT analysis this will give you your “Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats”, your core values and beliefs.