I have always struggled with big, detailed, down to the minute life plans. I know they’re supposed to be the key to success, the key to unlocking your potential, but they suck. They suck because life is so uncompromisingly random and chaotic that it’s actually impossible to plan in that much detail.
You can’t plan that you’re going to be X, Y and Z, and own X, Y and Z, and have 9 kids by the time you’re 4o. That’s just daring the universe to f*** with you. And if you do plan with too much detail, what you wind up with is, in the words of Arthur C. Clarke…this.
“All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.”
― Arthur C. Clarke
But if you go through it all with no sense of a plan or purpose or map to where you’re going, you’re also setting yourself up for a life without a lot of progress, without a lot of growth, and with no major life goals ticked off! ✅ ✅ ✅
Here’s my approach.
? I don’t believe there has to be too much structure to this. You can literally just take a sheet of paper, and write down where you want to be in a couple of years.
? Write down the steps you have to take, immediately, to be on the right path to reach that version of yourself, that future envisioning of who you’re going to be.