Friday, 3 October 2014

Creating a Plan for your Life

If you have no specific plan for your life you are not alone. For some people this is good. These people know what they want and are living it. And yet if you feel that you are drifting please do read on.

We drift when we are not clear about what we want. This covers work, our personal lives, our social lives, financial situation plus wider wants such as your role in the community.

Imagine for a moment that you a year or three years ahead from now. What is your life like then if you have and are doing what you most want? What does your life look like? How do you feel about it? Where do you live? What do you do for work? What is your lifestyle? Who are your key relationships with? This is your goal or outcome.

What objectives will help you to meet your goal? For example, what do you need to save, when by and what for? How will you do this? Do you need to retrain? Where and when? What are the actions that you need to take to achieve the lifestyle that you want? For example if you want flexible working so that you can spend more time with a family member, say full-time working spread over four days, do you need to write a business case to present to your line manager? Breaking objectives down into achievable action steps helps us to get going and get things done.

Finally, imagine your outcome or goal each day so that your mind can come up with new ideas to get you there. What does this goal give you in terms of values? For example freedom. Be happy that you are living your gaily life according to your values.

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