Everyday we set off to accomplish something. It could be as simple as going to work, taking the kids to school, or a night out with friends. Whatever we plan on doing (with emphasis on the word “plan”), we usually accomplish. Most of our chores are simple and part of everyday life. But we still have to plan for them. As one of my mentors always says, “If you don’t have a plan, you don’t have a prayer.” If there is something you want but are unsure how to get it, making a plan is the first step.
Think of it this way. Let’s say you want to go on vacation, what do you typically do? Chances are you decide on a destination, set a date and book the trip. Preparation includes flight and hotel arrangements, packing your clothes and booking transportation to airport. Plan… Plan… Plan…
So let’s take it one step further. Is there something you want?
A different career?
Make new friends?
A new hobby?
Why hesitate? Be proactive. Learn what you need to do, make a list of action steps and follow through. A simple plan is the first step to getting what you desire.
Every week I write a list of tasks I want to accomplish. Each day I cross off what has been completed and focus on the remaining items. This approach helps me manage my time and keeps me moving forward. If there’s something you’re seeking, start with a plan. As I mentioned previously, if you don’t know where you’re going, how can you get there?