“He who fails to plan is planning to fail” Winston Churchill
Do you have somewhere that you want to be? A career choice? A position in the community? A home in a specific neighbourhood?
How are you going to get there? Win a lottery?
We can all hope for the big freedom-inducing win but for most of us, buying the ticket only sweetens the pot of the winner.
So in the likelihood that your ship never arrives in port, what are you going to do? What’s your plan?
Think about where you want to be in 10 years. Financially. Spiritually. Physically. Socially. Career-wise.
How far are you from attaining that vision?
What are you going to need to get there? More education? A healthier diet? More exercise?
Now, break it down. What are the steps that you can take now to work toward those goals.
Now break those steps down again. Then again. Until you have easy to manage steps that you can start today and which will steer you in the right direction.
Make some sort of reminder for yourself of your goal that you can carry around with you. For instance, if you want to save up for a special vacation but can’t ever seem to put money aside, carry a photo of the location in your wallet. Each time you reach in to make a purchase, look at the photo. Do you really need that latte now?*
Putting one foot in front of the other, even if they are only baby steps, will get you closer to attaining your goal.
Keeping the goal at the forefront of your mind will keep you walking in the right direction.
Plan for success!
What is the first small step that you will take toward reaching your goal?
*Financial tips like this one can be found on the Smart Cookies website.
I like the picture idea. I’m going to try that!
It’s a great reminder of your goals. Glad you liked it!