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.
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.
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.