“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?