As I am giving my attention to the launch of the I AM Project, I am reminded of the value of planning.
When I have a plan, my life becomes easier. My anxiety and overwhelm dissipates. And my vision comes to life. And when all that happens, I shake my head and ask myself “why didn’t I make a plan sooner?!”.
A plan is essential for you to be able to see or visualize your destination in order to get there. Your vision may be you as a peaceful, healthy, energetic person surrounded by loving, close relationships as you share your gifts with the world. Most would agree these are very enticing goals. However, most of us need help with the plan to bring them to life.
If you don’t write down your plans, you’re probably experiencing some confusion, because it’s hard to see the plan when it’s entirely in your mind. You may feel overwhelmed, because you’re constantly engaged in trying to remember, and perhaps fear and anxiety that you’re missing something.
Writing out your vision and plan will help you decrease those feelings.
1. Writing it down makes it real. It’s one thing to have a thought; it’s another to write a plan. It is similar to drawing up the blueprints before building a home. When you make a plan it forces you to see the entire structure before you begin. It greatly improves your chances of ending up with a house, rather than a slab of concrete with a scattering of bricks, pipes, and wires. The time and energy of planning is an investment that will pay off in the future.
2. A plan empowers you. Now you aren’t a spectator of your life. You hold the pen. You are the visionary. Planning is an act of affirming this role. Taking the time to plan is also an act of honoring your soul, your purpose, and your passion. If you have relationships that rely on you, then planning is one of the most respectful and loving things you can do.
3. Planning creates momentum. When our thoughts, words, actions, commitments, and environment are in alignment, we create huge momentum. It activates energy around us that attracts circumstances and resources to help the process.
4. Planning allows you to do many big things in a balanced way. When you make planning a habit and you do it with clarity and consciousness, it makes life simpler. The map and structure leads the way. A plan will create a clear path to your dreams.