Yoga Boot Camp – Day 5

“In the long run men hit only what they aim for”

– Henry David Thoreau

I used think that planning for the future was futile; that events would happen ‘if they were meant to happen’. Plus, I didn’t know what was going to happen from day to day and how my needs and desires would change.  How could I possibly commit a life plan to paper when I didn’t know what I wanted my life to look like in five years?

This past year I’ve read some excellent blogs on how to write your life plan (Michael Hyatt is a good one, although with a religious slant that doesn’t fit my personal beliefs).  I liked Michael’s blog as he provides a great template that is helpful for directing your thoughts.

Have I completed it yet – no.  I think it’s due to a perfectionist streak.  I really need to get over that 🙂

What does help me when thinking about my life plan is how I want to be remembered.  What qualities I want to shine though in every word, act, smile.  How I want my relationships to be.  I think about my vision for the future and how I can achieve that. I create visions in my head I can feel, hear, see.

That’s where yoga helps. It promotes balance. It gets me out of my left-brained, have to achieve something that is measurable (and written down) thought pattern.  And gives my right-brain more input.

Do you have a life plan?

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