Starter Life Planning

Starter in Life Planning

A widely accepted starting point of writing a Life Plan begins with you acknowledging the important areas of your life – like family, partner, career, money, etc. This helps you clarify & prioritise the big picture of your life.

For each life area you then write a statement of the Vision, the future you. The write a statement of the Values you abide by – these are your core beliefs. Up next is your ‘Why’ – the reason, or mission. you have that drives you towards your Vision.

Your assessment of your Current Status goes hand-in-hand with your Satisfaction Level in each Life Area.

In writing these you will begin to develop your Self Awareness and begin the journey to shape your own destiny.

Another common approach to writing a Life Plan is to use the services of a life coach, or personal coach. This is a great way to start and advance, by having face-to-face discussions with someone trained in the techniques

This Starter pathway discusses the foundation steps in sequence to help you build a Life Plan.

Life Areas

So what is the point of using Life Areas? Life Areas are a mental starting point for helping us define what is important to us, and help us maintain balance in life. Examples include Family, Fun, Work & Career, Health & Fitness, Spirituality, Wellness, Partner.

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Vision Statement

A Vision Statement is a personal, written statement of what you would like the future to be – the vision of the ideal future you.

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Core values

Your personal Values are at the core of your being, they are what you reference for decision making, in times of stress and daily behaviour. As a result, personal values are often referred to as your “moral compass”.

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Golden_circle-Sinek

The idea of wanting/needing to know your ‘Why’ has been around since Aristotle times (see articles below). Aristotle argued that all things have a purpose or goal, and the purpose is always to attain some level of good.

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S-Curve

An important factor in making any life plans is knowing what your current situation is – your Current Status. As with every journey, our lives too have a beginning, middle and end. And self assessing where you are on the journey is great for your Self Awareness and life planning.

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goal-setting

Goal Setting is widely accepted as being the single most important technique for planning & achieving almost anything in life.

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Actions

This is the doing part. This is where you actually progress your goals, by doing the practical side of the mental processing that’s been done in all the previous planning steps – the Vision, the Values, the Why, the Goal setting.

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Affirmations

Affirmations are personal statements used to drive a positive mental attitude in ourselves. Best used by repeating often the statement to yourself and frequently writing it down.

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