In life, love and relationships whether business or personal it’s important to have a plan. A life without a plan is just a ship adrift in the sea. As I’m maturing I’m realizing that planning is important. In fact it’s one of the most important things to do in your life.
Have you ever heard the saying, “A goal without a plan is just a wish?” Well this is very true. Our actions and the outcomes are what reflect our planning skills. Looking back at your life, do you wish there were things you could do differently? Do you wish you would’ve planned certain chapters in your life better? Me too. Through my experiences, I’ve learned that if you want to plan to fail, just continue walking through life with no plan at all.
If you’re looking at your life and thinking that it’s too late to plan, let me tell you that you’re wrong. It’s never too late to plan for better.
- Make a list. Write down goals that you have for the present that will lead to a better future. I preferably make goal lists that are over a span of every 1-3 months. List little things that you’d like to accomplish that will lead up to the bigger goal for your life. Remember small steps lead to you conquering the whole staircase.
- Change patterns & behaviors. In order to alter our lives we have to alter our perception. Do an inventory of yourself. Are you a negative thinker? Speaker? Are you careless when it comes to finances? Are you wasteful with your time? Once you’ve finished your self inventory, don’t beat yourself up. This is just to give you an understanding of the energy that is around you.
- Walk it out. This is the part where it’s easier said than done. It is said that it takes 21 days to establish a habit. Be prepared mentally to invest in your goals daily. Every step towards your goal is a victory no matter how big or small.
There are things in life that just happen whether you have a plan or not. It’s important to have a plan in place for things you can control.Having a family of seven, I have looked back many times and have wished I could’ve done things differently or have planned better. I just take each thing as a learning moment. I take each hiccup and plan from there to do better or be better prepared. Although I’m still learning daily, the most important lesson that I hold on to is to consistently plan, plan, plan.