Just imagine you’re in the middle of a forest! It’s getting dark and you start fearing for your life. Every way you turn, things look the same.
You’ve become lost!!!
You have no idea where you need to go or how to get there. You would do anything to find your way out.
If only you had a compass to point you in the right direction, then you might have a chance.
Yet you would still not know the right path out. Therefore, you would also need a map to show you the way, then surely you wouldn’t be in this situation.
This is how it might feel when you’re starting out your life journey and you are craving success.
You feel lost, maybe somewhat hopeless because you don’t know which direction to go.
You have a burning desire to be successful and elevate in life, but don’t know how!
What you need is a map to guide you.
The Life Map
With the help of a compass the map will show you the way. A map shows you what roads to take to get where you need to go which is very similar to a plan.
Planning is essential in all areas of life. Moreover, companies use planning to insure their success through: marketing planning, financial planning, business planning, construction planning and all sorts of other planning in many different industries.
So why not have your own plan?
A plan will guide you just like a map to your destination and insure you don’t get lost.
Here are six important steps that will guide you in developing your very own life plan that will lead you to success:
Step 1 – Find your objective
Every plan starts with the objective.
This objective is what you want to accomplish in your life, you ultimate destination. So think of the future and where you want to go.
The objective you set will be your motivator and the focus point of you plan. Make sure to set a specific attainable time line to your objective.
Step 2 – What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Once you know what you want to achieve, look at what skills and experiences you have to help you meet your objective.
Then, look at what you need to work on. Skills can be developed and knowledge can be gained. Make a list and be honest with yourself.
Step 3 – Do the research
Once you know what you need to improve on research it!
Find the top ways to improve these areas within the quickest time. Research different classes that you can take, books you can read or videos you watch to learn new skills and gain more information.
Step 4 – Who can help?
People are an abundance of information and can provide a different perspective on things. Think of the people that can best help you achieve your objective.
Make a list of family, friends and acquaintances and beside each describe how they can help you.
These people will be your compass and point you in the right direction.
Step 5 – Pick your strategy
Now you need to think of how you will meet your objective overall.
Come up with 3 good paths you can take and weigh the advantages and disadvantages.
There will be things you will have to give up in order to attain what you want like sleep or a social life.
Pick the best strategy for you and stick with it!
Step 6 – Making your stairway to success
Once, the strategy is chosen, break it down into steps.
These steps are the actions you need to take, it can be daily or weekly. Assign deadlines to each step and create a check list.
Carry this with you and check off every step as you go along and get closer to you attaining your vision.
To learn how to keep focused read: How to increase productivity with the Pomodoro Technique.
These steps can be used to create long and short term life plans that will provide you with the necessary map to guide you towards your success.
The most important part is that you write it all down, follow it and never lose sight of your objective.
Sometimes things change and so may your plan, but this way you know where you are going and how to get there.
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