Nobody plans to fail. But many fail to plan.
Do you have a clear vision of an ideal life? An ideal relationship? An ideal amount in savings? What you need to accomplish at work this week? Or do you just react to things as they occur?
Without an idea of what you hope to accomplish in life, you may not achieve full potential.
And here’s the bad news -if you don’t have a plan for what you want in your own life, it’s very easy to be pulled into the goals, mission, and life plan of another.
If you don’t like the idea of working for someone else you can always become a consultant, start your own business, or follow the latest trend of calling yourself an entrepreneur.
Regardless of what you choose, it all takes a plan to make it happen.
After all, how many businesses do you know that, without any planning at all, actually succeed?
How many consultants, successful entrepreneurs, and business owners have you heard saying “Golly gee, I sure didn’t have a plan and I made it to the XYZ award ceremony?
The answer is none.
Spend a little time each day thinking about your goals, plans, dreams, wants, and also think of small action steps that link together to achieve these goals.
Plan so that each small step builds upon the last and each small success gains momentum.
You’ll be surprised what a little bit of planning in bite-sized steps can do.
Plan to win. Then play to win.
Each day I can easily spend a little bit of time thinking about my big goals and how the current activities, projects, tasks, opportunities, and situations in my life fit the plan.
Am I spending too much time on mundane distractions and unimportant tasks and not enough time or focus on the things in my life that really matter? Will my current actions take me where I need to go?
This day, and every day, I will try to dedicate at least 30 minutes to planning for my future.
Because I’m worth it.