Life alters to fit with your commitments. Most people believe that you must alter yourself to fit with life. This is not true. The good news is that life will adjust itself to you. You are the creator of your experience and not the victim of your circumstances.
After coaching more than 8000 people to achieve happiness and success, I’ve measured the goal achievement process and found that a person who is in a clear mental place and focused on the goal can accomplish as much as 80% of the goals he/she writes down. Can you imagine? If you knew that 80% of what you wrote down would happen, wouldn’t you write more down? Of course you would. So here is what I suggest you do.
A Special Business Plan For Your Life
Each year I have my clients create a plan for their life. It’s not the same as a business plan because it’s more experiential. I have my clients describe the quality of their existence along with the specific measurable results they want to achieve.
The first step is to create a vision letter. In your imagination, stand one year in the future and look back over the year. Describe in detail your life as if it had already happened perfectly. Create detailed descriptions in the following categories: your physical health, your mental/emotional state, spirituality, family life, primary relationship, business, personal finances, social life, recreational activities, and the contributions you made. The key is to describe it as if it has already happened.
The second step is to break down the actionable results you described into the four quarters of the year. Some of the results you described had actions that must be taken in the first quarter in order to produce the results in the fourth quarter. Don’t worry about planning each quarter in advance. Just start with the first quarter. What needs to get done? What do you need to start working on? What do you need to learn about? Who do you need to meet?
In the coaching program we look at this list of goals every couple weeks and create mini-action plans to get them done. It’s fun! Your life becomes your creation versus a reaction. Try it today.