People who have no concrete plans about what they want to do with their lives can be likened to a piece of wood that has been floating on the water. Without a definite plan you are aimlessly gliding and waiting for something to happen.
What is a Plan?
A plan is a blueprint, a script, a guide, or a map. When a person has access to a plan then that means that he has a blueprint, a script a guide or a map to refer to for his next move. This can also be useful for tracking your progress. A plan is important because it provides direction for one’s journey. If you have a plan of attack for anything you do, you will have a predetermined destination and you will work hard, just so that you can attain your goal. A plan’s conclusion should lead to the fulfillment of a goal. If these goals matter so much to you, then you will seriously stick to the plan. If you can’t measure it you can’t achieve it.
Characteristics of a Plan
When you write out your plan, it is more than just thinking of a step-by-step move to fulfill things. When you write out your plan, you have to make sure that it can effectively get you to where you are supposed to go. A well-written plan should be purposeful and it should also be direct to the point. If you write your plan well, you will be more capable of doing things because you will have a definite direction to follow and this also leads to more confidence.
Writing Your Plan
By now, you should have realized how important it is to have a plan for your life. If you have, and you are ready to begin writing your own strategic plan, here are some guidelines you can follow:
- Define your objectives: Why are you writing your goal? What do you wish to achieve? This defines your passion and vision. It could cover any of the major areas in your life such as financial, personal and social. By identifying your objectives for each of these, you give your plan a sense of purpose.
- Strive to start small: When you write out your plan, do so by trying to conquer smaller tasks, first. Remember, big things have small beginnings. By strategically conquering the smaller goals, you can strategically set yourself up for the bigger picture. One by one, you should strive to go higher and eventually fulfill your final and most important goal.
- Write it out: You may think that there is no need to be too literal on the fact that you are writing out your plan, but writing it is actually very important. Writing your plan makes it real.
They say that life is what you make it, and if you strive to make the most out of your life, then there will be no stopping you from achieving everything you want to achieve. Start it right by sitting down and structuring a plan.