Wondering how to make a plan for your life in 2020? With the end of the year fast approaching, there’s no better time to take control of your life and start to plan it.
When you were younger, it’s likely that you had a counselor or supervisor helping you navigate your career and your life. You didn’t have to think too hard about what you wanted for the future, not beyond your career anyway. But now it’s not just about your career anymore. Now it’s about your life. Where do you want to live? What do you want to do? What makes you happy? If you really want to make 2020 the best year ever – it’s time to plan your life. Right now.
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One of the easiest ways to make a plan for your life is by interviewing yourself. I don’t mean just asking yourself a few easy questions, I mean deep thinking. Think about the end of your life. You’re 100 years old, for example, and someone’s asking you what you’re most proud of achieving.
They want to hear your life story. Start now. Write down your life in reverse order. What did you achieve? Who did you spend time with? What’s the one thing you never thought you’d do, but did? How did you accomplish everything?
Spend some time really thinking about your answers to these questions, because you want to start putting the answers to them in place by 2020.
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YOUR PERFECT LIFE
Now it’s time for a visualization exercise. What does your perfect life look like? Start from the moment you wake up. Where are you waking up? Visualize this perfect life and write down the elements of it, but be realistic. You’re not going to suddenly wake up with a Ferrari, so don’t start.
Make a note of your priorities in life and make sure that they’re aligned. If you’ve been spending too much time on things that aren’t your priority – try to adjust so that by 2020 you can start to live your best life. Give yourself permission to live the life you deserve. Have nice things, travel, and do whatever you want to do – it’s your life and you get to make it fun!
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MAKE A KILLER PLAN
It’s time to dream big and be brutally honest. So you want to live your dream life, you want to achieve big things and make more time for your priorities. How the hell are you going to do that? Short answer: by getting uncomfortable.
Being comfortable isn’t going to help you smash your goals. Doing the same things you’re already doing isn’t helping you get one step closer to living your dream life.
You need a killer plan for every second of the day, and you need to realize that you’re not going to suddenly wake up and be motivated to go to the gym/eat healthy/write that novel. None of those things happen at convenient times, they need to fit in with your already packed life.
The most simple way to create a plan is with the Goals 2020 Diary. As you’re mapping out the month of January, make a note of your goals. Then, go into the weekly timed overview sections of this diary and really make a plan for it. Your schedule is already going to be packed – so you need to work your goals around your life.
Hard work and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is the only ‘secret’ to living your dream life. So what are you going to achieve next year?