• for disaster?
• to be broke?
• to barely be making ends meet?
• for extreme wealth?
• to be let down?
• on someone saving you?
• for success?
• for struggle?
• for ease?
These aren’t trick questions. At first glance you may think that you would never plan for anything but the best outcome. I encourage you to ask yourself again what you are planning for and answer honestly. The answers you come up with for yourself may surprise you once you take a deeper look. I have caught myself many times planning for disaster, being late or for failure when I truly wanted the opposite of that.
How do you know what you are really planning for? Even if you make a plan on paper, you may be planning for something different in your mind. If you find that you’re worried about an outcome, you’re not planning for the best.
Other questions you can ask yourself to see what you are planning for are:
1. How do you forecast for your finances?
2. Do you create a business plan each year? If so, do you follow it?
3. Have you sat down and really given detailed thought to your desired end results?
4. Are you taking actions that support the desired results?
5. Do you think about all the worst possible scenarios happening to you and then worry about those thoughts coming true?
6. Do you plan vacations? If so, do they excite you?
7. What is your plan for your relationships? Do you plan for ease or struggle?
8. Do you create daily plans, both for productivity and fun?
You can take the path of struggle, ease, full throttle or up-down, up-down. If you create a plan, even a simple one that honors your values, you will always get there faster than having no plan or a plan with “to-do’s” that feel like “should’s”.
Bottom line: Make a plan that works for you and then implement it. Take actions. Big or small steps-it doesn’t matter. There needs to be room for fun, freedom and inspiration within a plan. In fact, if you create a plan that really works for you, you will be fired up and committed to it. You won’t have to talk yourself into following it…you’ll want to follow it. Make sure the plan isn’t injected with your parents’ voices or your gremlin/ego voice. Make the plan authentically yours and the results will be yours.
Hint: If you find the plan isn’t working, do something about it. Change some of the steps. A plan is meant to give you clarity, direction and focus.
Jeanna Gabellini, is a Master Business Coach who assists high achieving entrepreneurs, corporate leaders & their teams to leverage fun, systems and intentionality for high-octane results. Jeanna co-authored Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Eva Gregory. Get a FREE subscription to her weekly ezine to go BIG, with less effort here: http://www.MasterPeaceCoaching.com/ezine