I learned the hard way that things don’t always go exactly as planned. I am a planner and I love making plans...business plans, meditation plans, even plans on how to clean and organize my closet!
Over the years, I’ve learned to embrace and celebrate my accomplishments, even if they didn’t go according to plan. Planning is VERY important, no matter the outcome, and it is my NUMBER ONE time-saving strategy.
Planning usually means writing down your thoughts; this makes them tangible. There is something VERY powerful in transforming your thoughts into something concrete. Your thoughts stop being words floating around in your brain and instead become reality.
This is why I highly recommend journaling and physically writing down your plans. Because, when you write something down, you don't have to push yourself to pull it out from the mountains of information inside your brain. Writing things down is an easy and fast way to access information.
Planning also helps you map out your path. Whether it's a new workout plan or business growth outline, you need a map to navigate the best route to reach your destination. A map can help you save time. Additionally, when you have a written plan, you can easily share it for feedback and revisions.
And don’t forget: even the best-laid plans don't always go as expected. We won't always know the best way to achieve success. Life is a learning experience. If everything always went according to plan, you wouldn't grow. Hiccups and diversions challenge us. They drive us to think differently and encourage our growth.
David Whyte once wrote, "What you can plan is too small for you to live." For something BIG to happen, you must be willing to abandon the plan and go with the flow. So, write down your plan and share it, but be ready to try something new when opportunities arise.
Here's to planning your illumination,