How NOT planning does not get you where you want to go.

Change your beliefs and set a course.

   Everyone wants to move forward in life, but can you really get where you want to go without having a plan?

Making a plan is more then putting thoughts and ideas down on paper. It’s focusing on the daily decisions you make and recognizing how they contribute to the future you are creating.

When you are aware of the energy you create with your thoughts and actions, you live in alignment with your plan and the energy of your creation radiates into the world.

It ripples out and people start showing up for you, information that supports your journey comes to you and you can feel the ease and flow in your requests for more.

You are ready to receive the opportunities that come your way and you easily take advantage of them when you believe in yourself.

This does not come when you sit on the sidelines. It’s an energy of creation that will be nurtured by what you expose yourself to.

It’s never too late in the year to set out a plan but many refuse to even make one. If you’ve come to believe any of the following scenarios, take some time to plan out your weeks and months and make a difference in the future you create.

BELIEF: “I don’t know what I want to do so I can’t make a plan if I don’t know where I’m going.”

This could go on for years and you could waste precious time thinking about doing many things but not doing anything about making a decision.

Write down some options you’ve considered and make a list of pros and cons. When you talk about it with a trusted friend or mentor, pay attention to how you feel. You’re going to want to feel excited about it and know it’s perfect for you. Don’t let someone else set limitations for you. This is your life!

Worry about the how of it later. This is simply to get the feel of what your future stirs up for you by the way your heart and gut feels and your reaction to it. If it feels right, then make a plan to expose yourself to this kind of lifestyle for validation.

Experience something about that lifestyle and if it doesn’t feel right, then leave it and work on something that makes your heart sing. Go through all your ideas and eliminate the ones that don’t feel right so you don’t keep thinking about them.

Give yourself a reasonable deadline and then make a decision and take action.

BELIEF: “My plans never turn out.”

A plan is an overview of what you want to create in your life and a strategy that supports your goal. It is not so set in stone that you can’t change it or change your mind. Look at what you accomplished whether it was in the plan or not and revise it as you go. Focus on how you can make more of those accomplishments.

Take action on the smaller goals that add up to the big ones. Focus on the present and what you are doing in the short term, next week or next month. Set aside time every month and look only 30 days ahead. Then work on the next month and continue adding to it. You will find that it aligns more with what you are doing in the day to day than long term. And that’s ok.

BELIEF: “I’ve made plans before but I never look at it”

That’s perfectly fine. When you write down what you want to do, think of it as leaving the vessel (your brain) and transferring to another form (paper or computer screen).

The magic is in the energy it took to get it out of you. It’s in motion and that’s the first step to any plan. With the same strategy of making a vision board, mount it on the wall so you can see it everyday. Then make the conscious decision to look at it and let your subconscious absorb the plan. You may be surprised by how well this works.

If you find that you have other beleifs or excuses like it’s too overwhelming or you don’t know where to start, jump out of the comfort zone and do the research for your wildest dreams. Have fun with it!

There are a multitude of on-line tools to help you and if you truly want to make the best of your time here, it’s up to you to create your plan.