How To Create A Life Plan
As I wrote the title to this blog it occurred to me that not everyone will have thought about a life plan. I spent time considering this and concluded that when reading this you may be more familiar with the idea of a vision board. I remember completing my first vision board and I found great pictures to represent the holidays I wanted to achieve, pictures of designer clothes and handbags (yes, I do confess to being obsessed with designer handbags) and ideas of where I wanted to take my business. So, in essence a life plan is something that is written, drawn, or put on a vision board that reminds you about what you want to achieve in life.
A good starting point is to ask yourself questions about what you want to do or achieve with your life.
- What job do you want?
- Who do you want to share your dreams and experiences with?
- Where do you want to travel too?
- What income would you like?
- What do you want to remove from your life?
- What hobbies do you wish to develop or even start?
Once you know where you want to get to, it is important to have some set goals and to write these down. After all a goal is just a dream that is written down. Don’t worry about how you write it, but it is important to write it in a positive manner as if it had already happened. For instance, “In 3 years’ time I will have travelled to Thailand.”
Then look at where you are now, what have you already done to achieve your dream and what do you need to do going forward to be one step closer to achieving it? How will you know you are progressing your life plan and who do you need to support you?
What are your options? What things can you do to make sure your life plan becomes a reality? What might stop you or take you away from your dreams? What are you prepared to commit too and how will you stay focused on achieving your life plan?
I am reminded of a quote by Johan Martinsson:
“Success will never be a big step in the future. Success is a small step taken right now.”
So, I encourage you to take one small step today and see where it leads you. Find someone to support you and hold you accountable and remember there is no failure when you give it a try, just a learning experience to use the next time.
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