It’s been almost 15 years since I was given the daunting opportunity to build my first Life Plan. The very idea that I could somehow establish some plans or a course of direction for my life felt like a whole new concept; almost impossible. As a mother of two teen boys, a pastor’s wife, a sister, daughter, friend, and community member how in the world could I possibly build some order and intentionality into my life? Frankly, I was already running as hard as I could!!!
And THAT was the problem ~ I needed to give myself permission to stop “running so hard” and start to “run smarter.” Thus began my journey of building and living my Life Plan, a journey that completely turned my life around enough that I now spend my days helping women to find fresh success as they too live their lives with renewed intentionality.
Here are some good questions to help you assess where you are in your life today, and perhaps give you some food for thought as you consider how you will make choices for your time, your talents, and your relationships in the season ahead:
1. Today, how would you rate your life satisfaction? Be honest. What about your life brings you great joy? What depletes you? What discourages you? What excites you?
2. When considering your health, career, finances, family, faith, on-going relationships, and emotional well-being; how solid are these key “accounts”? Are you soaring or drowning, or somewhere in between?
3. What IS working in your life? What choices are you making that are producing great impact in your life and the lives of those you love?
4. What ISN’T working in your life? Consider areas where you would like to improve, identify the obstacles that stand in the way of your living a meaningful, hopefilled life. We all have seasons of challenge in our lives where we truly may be helpless to make everything better~ disease, death of a loved one, etc. But often times we can be the one to sabotage ourselves from a truly meaningful life. Can you see areas where you could make some meaningful changes to move forward in your life?
5. What would you LIKE your life to look like? Describe in detail what kind of life would make you excited to get out of bed each morning? Be bold and specific!!
6. What actions do you need to apply to your life and calendar to insure that your life begins to move slowly but surely in a fresh and meaningful direction? Do you have people in your life to hold you accountable to these action steps? Will you invite them in?
As you consider these questions are you already considering your life with a new filter? I hope that you are and that if you are discouraged or simply “stuck” you will give yourself permission to bravely set a fresh course for the Life you truly want!!!
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” Alan Lakein
Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us.” Richard I. Winwood
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