Planning is an integral process to do to get to a destination. But before we start planning, it’s also important to have self-awareness.
To have self-awareness, we have to ask ourselves a few questions.
- What is the purpose for my life-the reason you/I was born?
- What is my passion/my dream?
- What is my destiny?
Harmed with the answers to those questions, then is time for planning. The answers will design the plan.
Animals don’t plan they react or respond based on their instinctive nature. We as humans have the ability to plan our lives. It doesn’t matter what happen to us last year, or even yesterday, a plan can be created today and start a new journey.
A plan is seeing the finished product in your mind’s eye before it even started. e.g. a building plan, it’s drawn on paper from back to front, but the physical structure may not even be constructed within a one to five year period.
Miles Monroe once said, ” planning is the management of the distance between your conception and your destination.” When we plan we apply purpose to our time on earth. So each day we are given 24 hrs, are there any plan or idea related to your dreams or purpose to use this time that was given?
Your dreams should be accompanied by a plan, many times dreams will be big and seem far fetched by others, but that’s is because they are yours. Your plan will activate measures to start in motion your purpose. You may not know how it’s going to work out, but your plan will keep you going.
A plan is like a GPS, you have a destination to reach, you have never gone there before, you put the information into the system and it calculates the distance and time, from where you are presently to where you are going. The sweet thing about it, it even gives you an estimated time of arrival. If no plan is done then no intended destination will be reached.
So make a plan to your design. Don’t let others dictate where you’re going, don’t let society and trends lead you to where they want to take you, devise a plan and figure out ways to get there. If you die today your planning opportunity is over. If you don’t make a plan, others will make one for you, and most likely it won’t be to your benefit.
Despite your circumstances, you may be overwhelmed by pressures of life, from different angles. Start with self-awareness and start the plan to the life you want.