Frequently, this type of avoidance of planning is typical in people that are afraid of failure. The possibility that their plans might not come true freaks them out. I don’t know about you, but I would rather plan and conquer a few things, risking occasional failures due to unexpected events, than a whole life of chaos.
Project management tools can be a great strategic asset to help you organize your life and manage the progress of your goals.
Goal setting and planning require confidence and control. If you’re not in charge, your plans will fade away in the background of your life. Taking a dream, a fantasy, turning it in to a structured project, and then proceeding to take consistent action on a timely basis until it becomes reality takes power, leadership, and focus.
The secret of success may not be in setting goals and planning – only… Strategies can make all the difference, giving goals and plans smart focus and leverage.
One of the most striking things about life is that we must make choices. Everything in life is limited. Time, resources, opportunity, and so on. You can’t be everything you have ever desired to be. You can’t do everything you’ve ever wanted to do. You need to pick and choose.
Your habits build your destiny. Whether you are successful or not, you reach your goals or you don’t, results and failure can all be tracked down to your habits. Habits are usually the tip of the iceberg that hides your personality traits, your behavior, and your tendencies below the waterline.
Thanks to neuroplasticity, we can learn to think differently by focusing on key aspects of decision making. We start doing it slowly, writing everything down, weighting pros and cons, and before we know, we’re doing it automatically. Our brains can learn to think strategically.
Focus has a lot to do with proper prioritization. To start with, if you’re all over the place, trying to get a million things done, your attempts to focus will naturally fail. You’re doing it wrong!
Today, 10/21/15, is the day Marty McFly arrives in the “future” in Back to the Future II. We tend to think about the “distant future” – more than 10, 15 years from now – as something so far away that we just assume that everything will be different. If that’s the case, how could we plan for it if we don’t know what’s going to happen?
Not planning leads to inaction, not an adventurous, romantic life where incredible and amazing events happen all around you. Sometimes things just happen in our lives. It’s good when it does, planning in fact would not keep us from bumping into opportunities. But the rest of our lives is filled with pure inertia.