I’ve been thinking recently on just how much my life has changed over the past few years. Ironically, if you had known me a few years ago, you’d have laughed at the idea of me owning a planning business. Laughed! I’d like to think I wasn’t super unorganised, but the idea of keeping a schedule or having a plan definitely didn’t rank high on my priorities list.
That’s why I’m a pretty good testament to the power of planning. Nowadays, you won’t catch me at my desk unless I have a plan (or, more importantly, a reason to be doing what I’m doing) and I can honestly say I’ve achieved more in the last few years of my life than ever before.
I believe that planning ignites the main thing we need in order to make things happen and see change in our lives: focus. Focusing on what you’re working towards and where you’d like to be in the future is something I’d encourage everyone to check in on every once is a while. Like Zig Ziglar said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time”. Ouch, Zig, talk about cutting to the core! But he’s so right.
For me, my focus comes entirely through goal-setting. And let me tell you, I’m BIG on goal-setting! I set yearly goals, which I break down into quarterly goals, which I break down into monthly, weekly and daily goals. It may sound excessive, but I have never found a system that encourages me to knuckle down and make progress like I do now. It’s encouraged me to dream big, work smarter and achieve more than I thought was possible. In other words, these steps are transforming huge mountains (my big goals) into walkable hills.
So, let me encourage you to dream big, focus and make a plan that will propel you towards the change you want to see in your life. If you need planners to help you get there, check out the ones I use: the Productivity Planner and the Goals Planner.
Wishing you a lovely week!