A Life Plan can be your greatest tool for carving out a future you actually want. Some people have a broad picture of what they want for themselves, but there’s no clarity. And unfortunately/fortunately the only person that can add clarity is yourself! So what do you need to focus your plan? Well…
That seems pretty evident, but it’s actually missed more often than not. Not only is your self-identity also a clarity issue, it’s a static issue as well. Now what does static mean? Static is the noise that’s been put over your thoughts and feelings. Society, parents, affiliations, adverts, etc all add static into your life.
Knowing yourself is taking a step back, and trying to define the static versus who you feel that you are. Clearly it’s not a simple task, but should be done with humility and foresight of the future that would honestly make you happy. A great first step for this is to figure out your personality type, and truly dive into the information about it.
As a personal introvert, I can attest how hard it is to let others know you. And further, for a long time I didn’t believe there was any value to be found in sharing my thoughts and opinions. Especially if it was going to cause conflict. However, the more I opened up, the more I realized how limited my world view was.
It’s very easy to get hung up on our personal reality, and therefore lose track of our strengths and weaknesses. We think important skills we have are normal, and everyone can do it. We also forget that we aren’t the only ones who struggle with what our small circle finds normal. Conflict, disagreements, and agreements all go a long way to help you sharpen your values and thoughts.
Know Your Community
One may think this simply goes along with knowing others, but this is actually the next important step. As you get to know others, you’ll find that there are some in alignment with you, and others who are not. They all make up your community, and neither should be taken for granted.
It's easy to forget that our society does have pretty set pathways for accomplishing almost anything we want. And almost every path is going to wind through your massive community. Find those who want to help you, and try to be understanding of those who oppose you (it’s impossible to do anything unopposed) as you write your life plan.
Now you have the starting blocks of creating a living life plan. One that is conscious of where you are, and how you’ll get to the life you want. If you are having trouble with any of these, please contact us! The INDUSTRY is committed to helping everyone move their lives forward in ways that are meaningful to THEM!
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