A small brain working on important things will accomplish more than a big brain working on things that aren’t.
When you write a plan, it becomes the framework for your life. When you haven’t written a plan for your future, you are probably using one of these four standard plans:
When you write your personal goals, you describe the type of person you want to be and how you want to live your life. These are more than New Year’s resolutions; they set out the qualities you want to have. They are your foundation and remain constant throughout your life.
Long term thinking keeps you focused on adding to our reservoir of knowledge, experience and capabilities and they secure our future and improve our options.
The Plan you have (or don’t have) for your life is a forward-looking résumé of the life you are going to live. If you want anyone to look at the album of your life, make sure you have plenty of highlights. They are the good things, fun things and rewards that can refresh you. Being able to look forward to them can make the hard or boring parts of your life much easier.
In the tiny space between your history and your future is what you do next; that’s the only thing you control. That’s where the rubber meets the road.