A life plan helps you decide what you want from life. It helps you make the best choices for your life while arming you with tools for success. A life plan is unique. It is personal. It is detailed list of your wants, desires, dreams, and goals. The idea of a life plan is to help guide you through this crazy thing called life while keeping you focused on your purpose and ultimate destiny.
Once upon a time, I did not have a life plan and to be honest I was lost. I wandered aimlessly through life, going through the motions daily and sticking to a mundane routine. I had breath in my body, but failed to live. To be honest I was miserable.
One day, I decided I needed a plan. If I wanted my life to be different, then I had to get up and do something to make a change. The change was not instantaneous, but I can only imagine where I would be if I never changed at all.
Now, it is time for you to stop existing and start living. Reclaim your power and write your script.
Here are 5 reasons why you need a life plan to help get your life in order today.
Prioritize Your Life
A life plan allows you to prioritize what is important to you. You most likely spend most of your time caring for and meeting the needs of everyone in your life. But, what about your own needs? What matters to you? What do you like to do? What do you want to accomplish in life? By making a life plan, you are able to evaluate your life, determine your priorities, and works towards meeting your needs.
Set Your Goals
A life plan allows you to map out your future. By creating a life plan, you can set your future goals. Does it mean that your life will go exactly as planned? Of course not, but creating a plan gives you a blueprint to follow with the ability to make adjustments along the way. Create S.M.A.R.T. goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based, that will help you work towards the success you want to achieve in life.
A life plan creates balance. When you have a life plan, you can assess where you spend your time, what gets your attention, and make adjustments where needed. You are able to stay focused on your goals while making sure you do not neglect your other life priorities. Most importantly, you are able to define what balance means to you. The traditional thinking of work-life balance doesn’t exist. However, you can define what it means to be balanced and have life harmony for you.
Live You Dreams
When you have a plan, your dreams become tangible actions steps that you can take to make your dream life a reality. A plan gives life to your dreams and makes them reachable. When you have a plan, dreams no longer seem far-fetched or unattainable. Planning is the first step to putting action into your dreams so that one day you reach your goals.
Having a plan for your life makes you feel empowered. Although you don’t know what exactly is going to happen with a life, a plan acts as a guide or trajectory for your life. Of course, things happen and plans change, but overall a life plan is empowering. It gives you a sense of purpose and value. A life plan allows you to take some control over parts of your life. Saying “NO” becomes easier with a life plan. You discover freedom of choice when you have a life plan, and after all, there is no better feeling than feeling free.
Prioritize. Goal Setting. Balance.
Dream Living. Empowerment.
You can’t go wrong with a life plan!
I discuss the importance of having a life plan in my book: Rising Above Statistics: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Success Against All Odds. In this book, I share what happens when life’s best laid plans don’t work out, but more importantly I share what you can do when youhave to suddenly switch up and adjust your life plan. Get your copy now!