You need a plan. Do you have a plan? Do you know where you are going? Do you know where you want to be? Do you know what you want? Depending on how old you are right now, you probably don’t have all the answers, and that is just fine. The good thing is that you are being creative and looking for answers.
If you are young and studying in school, you probably need this more. If you are older, then you should know that it is never too late to make new plans and turn into a new direction.
Planning your life is important, otherwise you will just drift into things and not really know why. You will probably get by just fine. However, if you make a good plan, you will probably find yourself in a better position, and if you make an extraordinary plan, you will probably lead an extraordinary life.
So what plans am I talking about? You need a:
- Health Plan
- Financial Plan
- Social Plan
These 3 pillars are very important and you should spend some time on them. If you have never done one, then I suggest that you start today. There will never be a good time, don’t try to time it, just do it now and work it out as you go along.
If you are young and don’t have any health issues, then you may not be thinking about this. But what you need to realise is that one day you will be older and your health will deteriorate over time. Stay focused on what you are putting into your body, what food you are eating, what you are drinking, your physical fitness, the amount of sleep you need to function better. As you grow and do more exercise, you will eat and drink more, you will need rest, and you will feel more energised. As you become older, you will need to maintain this, but will not need to do as much as you used to.
If you are older, you probably know what I am talking about, but if you want to change, then it’s not too late, be realistic, set out a plan, increase this over time and watch yourself break out of old habits and form new healthy habits. It can be done, all it takes is consistent action over time. The benefits of staying on top of your health is so great that you would be crazy not to.
Everybody needs to work and provide value to someone else in order to make a living. With this in mind, what do you actually want now? What would you like in the future? What are you currently doing to get it? Is it realistic? Have you actually set out a timeframe for when you want to achieve it? If you look at what someone else has achieved, then you too can achieve it. But if you have never done anything similar to them and want it all now, then that is not realistic.
What you need to do is assess what you know now and what you don’t know? If you know exactly how, then what you lack is action. If you don’t know, then what you lack is knowledge and action. If you know, then you need to set a timeframe of what you want and when, take action and measure your progress. If you don’t know, then you still need to set out to timeframe first of what you want and when you want it, then find out what you can do to achieve it and if there is anything you can do now. Measure you actions by looking at your progress and see if this matches up with your time frame.
Planning something is key, then taking action is critical, because you are more than likely to find out how to do it wrong, you will not get the outcome you wanted and you will learn from it, then you need to do it again, but this time better than last time, and then you will most likely fail again. Come to terms that you will fail a lot, but you need to keep learning from it and change direction from your learnings and eventually success will find you.
Most people can achieve, but most people do not plan and many people don’t take enough consistent action over a long time to grow their success. You really need to apply these principles in order to keep moving in the direction of where you want to be, otherwise you will be just drifting along.
How do you interact with things and people? How is your relationship with your family, friends, wider society? What do you want to do socialise? What are you going to do for your colleagues? What are you going to do for your loved ones? Whatever it is, plan to do the right thing and leave a lasting positive memory for them. Do it selflessly because deep down inside you know it’s right and it will make you feel good and live with peace of mind.
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