I once heard Zig Ziglar say, it’s never a lack of time but a lack of direction. That stuck with me. I’ve come to learn that many of us lack an actual plan. We don’t have a road map for our dreams and goals. I mean something we can actually look at and see what the next move is. We have it in our mind but life happens every day. If you don’t have it written down you’ll get lost.
You need a plan so you can go back to it after life has knocked you off track.
What are your ultimate goals? Write them down. Then ask yourself, how do you reach those goals. You’ll realize that to accomplish anything big it takes a lot of small steps. You take those steps daily but if you don’t have a clear direction you’ll end up nowhere.
Plan your days by the hour. If it’s a really busy day then plan it by the half or quarter hour. Each day may be different depending on the other things you have going on in your life. Not everyday has to look like the day before, that’s OK. Write down the plan and keep it with you. Look at it everyday until it becomes embedded in your DNA. With clear direction you will achieve your goals; but if you don’t have it written down you may never get there. Even if you do get there, you won’t stay there. There will always come a time that you need to be very clear about every hour of your day. Every minute counts so let nothing go to waste. Even the times you relax or sleep are meaningful and it must be added to your direction plan.
Make a plan and you will make a way!