Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18 The Bible
So much can be said for the person who has a plan and is able to stay on track with their plan as they usually end up getting to their destination! If you were to just set out on a trip not knowing where you were going, you would have no idea if you ever got there! This may sound silly, but it is the sad reality of a great many people, they have no idea where they are going! There is a quote that goes, “if you shoot at nothing, you are sure to hit it!” But there is no satisfaction in that at all!
It may sound “too predictable” to some and even “boring”, but the fact is, if you have a goal, a vision or plan, it can actually add a lot of excitement to your life. It is always best to have short-term and long-term plans so that you can see if you are making progress towards arriving at the completion of your goal or not. If you plan out your day by making a “to do” list, and you check off this list as the days goes on, it can be a source of inspiration! I know that for myself, as I get things taken care of throughout the day, I feel alive and as though I am accomplishing something! Especially when I can check off the things on my “to do” list that are particularly unpleasant! In fact, it is usually those things that are unpleasant that are best to take care of right off the bat, as they tend to be the what leads to procrastination!
When I get those difficult things tackled at the beginning of the day, the other things that remain on the list, that are not as difficult, are so easy to tend to! I feel really good after I get things done and don’t feel so guilty at the end of the day to get that much-needed “chill time”! I even feel as though I deserve it! There is just something stimulating about getting things taken care of, but the trick is usually the getting started part. But once you get started you are pretty much half done and you begin to feel more alive and on top of the world!
It is a daily fight to keep the vision since there are so many distractions in the course of the day. Things will come up that seem to be so important, and you can get side-tracked by them and… boom, once again you end up off track and behind on your plan! It takes a concerted effort to stay focused, but it is absolutely necessary if you want to make it to your destination. Not only is it reinvigorating, it will also be financially rewarding as you will see that by doing so it will lead to greater success!
Do you plan your work and work your plan?