3.1: Why plan?

Once you’ve narrowed down your goal(s), it’s time to create your action plan. This is a detailed, thought-out process that helps you identify each major step in the process.

Why is this important?

If you are not familiar with what it’s going to take to reach your goals, you are likely to experience way more setbacks. 

Everything we do in life has a plan attached somewhere. Think about the first time you wrote a paper. Your teacher gave you an outline, right? You used a formula until you developed your own style and comfort. That’s what an action plan does. 

It’s a blueprint. Architects use blueprints to build homes, businesses, highways, etc. You need a plan for your life building too. You are the architect of your life, and though there will be many things you cannot change/avoid, there are so many choices within your power. Focus on what you can do. 

Do these plans mean you won’t experience any setbacks or failures? No! The plan is merely your way to eliminate all of the potential failures that are within your control. 

Workbook Task

Answer the two reflection questions to ground yourself in how you approach planning and obstacles.

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