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Nugget: The ending is everything. Plan all the way to it, taking into account all the possible consequences, obstacles, and twists of fortune that might reverse your hard work…. By planning to the end you will not be overwhelmed by circumstances and you will know when to stop. Gently guide fortune and help determine the future by thinking far ahead (Robert Green).
Pages of different motivational books, academic material and religious books are full of the word plan and the necessity of planning. Yet we live in the ages where dream becomes corpses and society is littered with people that are victim of themselves and that of time. Having a clear definite goal for your life is called plan. It is imperative to translate that goal into short, medium and long term goal. This is called planning. Planning your life’s goal is central to your success in life.
Don’t Be Confused
The problems however is that many are ruled by their heart, not the head. Their plans are vague at best. They have no concrete plan on how reach their goal if they have one at all. Thus, when they meet with obstacles they only concoct something. Unfortunately, improvisation can only as far as the next crisis. Lacking a clear planning strategy on how to reach your goal is a tragedy in disguise. For lack of it will lock you at the moment and inability to see farther. The danger here is that you are constantly in reactive mode possibly imaging the happy end. Thus, you are unable to see from a distance. It must be stated that planning into the future is not only about the happy end. It entails the ability to think far ahead into future, see possible loopholes and determine appropriate response or re-evaluation scheme. Cardinal Richelieu (1585 – 1642) once said, “experience shows that, if one foresees from afar away the design to be undertaken, one can act with speed when the moment comes to execute them.”
4 Ways to do it!
In planning your life goal you may consider it from:
If you carefully examine these four areas itemized above, you will observe that it encompasses all of our life. Your family is important. Family is the foundation of life success. Regardless of how far or wide you sojourn abroad, home is always the final destination. Don’t chase unnecessarily at the expense of your family. Have a clear family goal. You derive income from your career. It is therefore important to have a crystal clear career goal and plan to attain it.
Spiritual development is a necessity and should not be an option. Place priority on your spiritual development. What shall it profit a man if he gains this whole world and lose his soul? Finally, any success that preclude recreational and health plan is a disaster in waiting. Do not chase money at the expense of your health. Defining success based only on material acquisition alone is dangerous to your health. Do not plan to fail by failing to plan.
Like gods on the Mount of Olympus, you can see far ahead into the future by your plan action. You can guide time. Remember: How much easier it is never to get in than to get yourself out. We should act contrary to the reed which, when it first appears, throws up a long straight stem but afterwards, as though it were exhausted….makes several dense knots indicating that it no longer has its original vigor and drive. We must rather begin gently and coolly, saving our breath for the encounter and our vigorous thrust finishing off the job. In their beginnings it we who guide affairs and hold them in our power; but so often once they are set in motion, it is they which guide us and sweep us along (Montaigne, 1533 – 1592).
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