Life is What You Make it: Make a Plan
When you engage in active planning, you’re much more likely to be more successful in life. You know what you want and you have a plan to get there.
List what you want to attain in each area of your life: personal, professional and educational.
4. What standard of living do you want? Your answer here will describe the life you want to lead. Do you want to live in a high-rise apartment in the city? Do you want to own your own farm in the country? Perhaps you are thinking that you’d prefer to live simply and pick up and go wherever you want.
Perhaps you want to earn more money, live in a large house, drive an expensive car, and enjoy wearing pricey clothes, take more vacations, go on retreats. In essence, you seek the high life.
Thoroughly investigate what standard of living you want so you can include it in your Life Plan. Really search your soul. There are no “wrong answers” when you’re developing your Life Plan.
5. Do you have fun? Perhaps your version of fun means locking yourself in your study to write romances all day. You might find training and running a triathlon to be the time of your life. Activities such as bowling, practicing yoga and travelling to Europe also qualify – whatever brings you joy.
If, however, you answered “no” to this question, then it’s time to get serious about your fun. You’ll require some time to think about activities you might enjoy. When was the last time you “let loose”? List activities that you love to do. What is life without some fun?
7. What do you do for your community? Giving back to your community cultivates feelings of gratitude, satisfaction, and fulfilment in your own life. Donating money, time, or energy for the good of others enables these positive feelings to be an inherent result when you write them into your Life Plan.
8. What self-improvements high on your list? Striving to excel helps keep you moving toward your life goals. Include short term achievements for many areas of your life.
Martina McGowan ~ Servant, physician (MD, gynecologist), blogger, seminary stud, Momi, Ma’mere, sexual assault victim’s advocate, entrepreneur, listener, ministry, speaker, teacher, leader, occasional haikuist, budding curator and writer.