Plan for the future

I’ve spoken about this before.

If you make a five year plan, you will fail. So much changes in five years, the plan is meaningless, almost immediately.

But if you only make a plan for tomorrow, you’re directionless. Whatever feels most urgent at the time will get done, if you have something you really want to achieve, it will get lost in the day to day.

So instead, you should plan for all.

  • Where do you want to be in five years time? What do you need to do to get there?
  • So where should you be in three years time if you want to achieve that five year goal?
  • So where should you be in one years time if you want to achieve that three year goal?
  • So where should you be in six months time if you want to achieve that one year goal?
  • So where should you be in three months time if you want to achieve that six month goal?
  • So where should you be in one months time if you want to achieve that three month goal?
  • So where should you be in one weeks time if you want to achieve that one month goal?
  • So where should you be tomorrow if you want to achieve that one week goal?
  • So what should you do next if you want to achieve tomorrow’s goal?

Take action: What should you do next? To achieve tomorrow’s, this week’s, this month’s (and so on) goal.