Take time to think and review your plan—your life plan, that is. Life has a way of moving us both towards and away from our dreams and life vision. You need to Find A Way to continue to bring yourself back on track when you step off the path.
“If you don't know where you're going,
when you get there, you'll be lost.”
Two Types of Planning
Strategic planning: (Life Vision and Dreams: Your Preferred Future) the process of determining what you want in the long-term, and then identifying the best approach to achieving it.
Tactical planning: (Goals, Objectives, Map)
The process of determining specific actions that help you live your Life Vision.
“Plans are useless; planning is indispensable.”
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
Planning helps you to focus on what you want; it helps you to determine ways to take action towards that end. Part of strategic planning is looking at both strengths and limitations. As individuals we need to play to our strengths and Find A Way to work around our limitations. It is a life long process, and we are never done completely.
Work on your strengths (your gifts/talents). I once heard someone say we spend a great deal of time working on our limitations (which are important to know and not be denied) and not building on our strengths. If we work hard at our limitations, we end up with a bunch of mediocre limitations. When we focus on our strengths, we can end up with incredible results.
· Review your plan, life vision, and goals on a regular basis.
· Review regularly: Short-term (weekly), long-term (monthly), or quarterly.
· Find A Way to bring yourself back in alignment with your life vision.
· Find a Goal Buddy or Group. (Or start your own.)
· Avoid dream-trashers.
· Find your special place and time.
Find A Way