Planning Your Life

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Many are under the impression that it is impossible to effectively “plan” your life but that is the furtherest thing from the truth. The reality is that if you want to get somewhere and/or accomplish something you must have a plan in place…your life is no different.

When approaching a problem, a situation or an obstacle it is imperative that you have a plan in place to get through it all. Your life’s plan is like a map for your life. In order for any plan to be successful you must be prepared to answer some questions openly and honestly. Your responses to the questions posed are to be utilized as your guide to navigate yourself to a desired goal.

Depending on the desired outcome your personal questions may be different from the next person’s but should be structured in a manner that if forces one to be completely honest with themselves. In writing a life plan it is best to ask yourself open-ended questions (like sentence prompts from 2nd grade) and allow your mind to absorb the question/statement in order to garner the most honest response.

Remember, your plan should be reflective of who you are and who you desire to become. Use action words, stay away from the word try, stay away from the word want and most important of all…be honest.

Below is a sample plan that I have used with clients over the years as a starting point for their life plans…

Life Plan

I am writing this because: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I see my life as: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

When I look at myself I see: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I will change my life in the following ways: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I will work on the following things within myself: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

In 1 months time will aspire to: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

In 6 months time I will aspire to: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

In 1 years time I will aspire to: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

To deal with my anger better I will: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

To deal with my depression/sadness better I will: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The things that make me the most happy are: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The things that make me most sad are: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The things I love about my relationship/partner are: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I want to be: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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