Life now is becoming even more unpredictable and even though we may try to plan our lives five or ten years down the road, something is sure to come along and change the direction of our plan. If you are a believer in kismet ,then you will know that stuff happens through no fault of our own and sometimes we just can’t keep control of certain aspects of our lives. This might give merit to the suggestion that there is no point in planning for the future because it might change. The answer to this is a firm ‘No’ because we can still make plans to expect the unexpected, so if it does happen, we are ready for it.
- Get Motivated – If you don’t have plans or goals, then you don’t have anything to aim for. Set yourself many goals because life is about having goals and preparing for them. If you plan, then you should be where you want to be in ten years give or take a few changes in your life. There are short term goals and long term goals and planning for your financial future would be one of those. Getting yourself the right financial planner should be one of your short term goals and when you get one, then he will help you deal with your long term goals.
- Find Purpose – Find some purpose in your life because without it we are just merely existing. Finding purpose entails planning and planning involves focus. Keeping a positive outlook in life is crucial and it’s best not to surround yourself with negative people and negative situations. What is it you want to achieve in this life because if you wish for it and plan for it then it will happen someday. It won’t happen however if you don’t make plans.
- Prioritise – Work out what are the important things in your life and what are the important things you want to achieve. Things like travelling to work,surfing the internet and shopping for clothes are not as important as the others and you really need to make those distinctions in life. Making plans for your retirement are important and so maybe it’s time you contacted some financial planners to help with this. You don’t want to spend your whole life doing the things that are not important and then realising at the end that you didn’t complete any of the things that are.
- Satisfaction Guaranteed – Feeling like you have done something with your day gives us a great deal of satisfaction and self worth and this is important for us as humans. Trying to complete or achieve things that are really difficult will give you a higher sense of satisfaction. Making the right decisions no matter how hard also gives us satisfaction, but you need to have had a plan initially. Making the right decisions and choices affects your plans and being aware of that will help you to make the right ones.
It may seem a lot to take on, but once you begin planning you will never look back. Make realistic plans that are achievable and don’t get put off if you are finding it difficult to achieve one. Keep pushing and keep panning. Good luck.