When surveying landscape of your business, family or career, it can feel a little overwhelming and maybe even chaotic and uncertain at times. A key avenue for overcoming chaos and uncertainty in our lives is through creating a life plan. Here are a few reasons why it is a powerful tool for moving forward successfully into the future.
1. Hope for the Future – In order to have a good action plan for today, we have to keep our sights set on what’s ahead. Envision a future that you’re willing to work hard for. When the future looks bright in your own eyes, then you are going to have a lot more grit about achieving your goals. Your obstacles will seem less defeating and more manageable.
2. Clarity Now – Understanding where you’re headed helps you to weed out the unimportant and the irrelevant. It’s critical to be able to identify what your priorities really are, because if you don’t, the “urgent” matters of everyday life will sweep away all of your energy and focus. At the end of the week you feel exhausted yet you failed to accomplish the things that really mattered.
3. Life Balance – When you lack the clarity that you need on a daily basis your life can get heavily out of balance. When your attention diverts from what is important, you don’t simply miss out on accomplishing our goals. You also begin to miss the mark in terms of being able to give your family and friends the attention they need and deserve. In fact, you need that time as well.
When we fail to achieve productivity in our life, we fail to also achieve the appropriate amount of rest because we feel like we always have to make up ground. It’s time to stop working harder and begin working smarter.
Check out this book Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. “A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.”