Like I said before, I am no expert at this, I am just trying to figure it out and I am sharing what I find as I go along. How often do we make plans? Believe it or not we plan all the time, sometimes without even realizing that we are doing it. We plan what to wear to work tomorrow, what we are going to have for lunch, the route to take to work, what we will do as soon as we get in the house and I can go on and on. The point I’m trying to make is that, we plan all these little things out. Why are we not making plans to get to the big picture, the big goal in our lives. You can’t build a house without a blueprint, likewise, we can’t get to our goal without a detailed plan.
A lot of times we make plans, but we are not thorough enough. The thing is, making a plan is the easy part. Most people are very great at setting smart goals and making great plans. However, the challenge comes in when we have to take the necessary steps to make these plans become a reality.
There is no doubt that in order to achieve your goals, you have to plan. In planning:
- Your goals need to be attainable, yet challenging. Don’t make it too easy, always raise the bar for yourself.
- Make sure that it’s something that you want, don’t set a goal based on what someone else is doing. Do it for you.
- Your plan has to be specific and detailed. Don’t cut corners, don’t leave out any steps, regardless of how small it may seem.
So you planned everything out, now what? Now you just have to be persistent and relentless in making things work. Just remember it’s not a race, it’s not a competition, it’s just your own pursuit of a better you. Yes there are going to set backs, there are days when you just want to give up ( I have had many of those). There are even going to be times when you have to revisit the plan and start all over. They key is keep trying, keep pushing.