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One way that life can get in way is through sheer overwhelm: you may feel overwhelmed by sheer size of each category when you do break each big goal from your life plan down into smaller ones. It is really important that you keep motivated and don’t ask too much of yourself. If you are asking yourself to do 4 hours worth of work when you only have 30 minutes a day, don’t be disheartened, be realistic. You may find that if you set yourself one thing a day to do, and get that done faster than you think then you can get another one done and get ahead of plan.
Another way that life can be annoying? is through unexpected twists: this is where keeping your plan flexible comes into play. Depending on what life has thrown at you, there are different ways of doing this. Firstly, you need to keep in control of your plan rather than letting it control you. Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reviews are very useful ways of making sure your plan fits in with what is really happening in your life and this kind of prevention system can help you anticipate and handle unexpected situations in best way for you.
Be Willing to Reconsider
What if you change your mind about sections of plan? No problem - you can redesign your plan as many times as is necessary because it is YOUR plan. Just go back to drawing board and rethink - you may realise that one change in your plan may impact more areas than one area you want to alter. It is important to remember here that it is your life and anything is possible, so if prospect of replanning is daunting, just imagine where you want to be and start taking some action!
Be Honest with Yourself
It is important to know that whatever you plan it must be right for you - if your goal involves actions that you are either not capable of or actions you are not willing to do, you must review what you want and be honest about likelihood of you actually completing actions you set yourself.
Contemplate a Coach
What if life keeps getting in way and you get disheartened about ever having life you want? Or if you don’t have a clue what you want as every situation you try on in your head just doesn’t feel right? Here you may have to address your more basic needs and real situation you’re living in. It may be case that you would benefit from having a coach to help you out in sorting through top layers of life to real you underneath - one which you have hidden away and ignored. A coach can help you realise what your true values are and help you figure out how you can translate this to your current life.
If you do decide to hire a coach, do try a few out to see what different styles are available - most coaches offer a free consultation where you can get to know personality of coach and their coaching style before deciding whether it is for you. Prices vary greatly, so this is where trying out many possible coaches can be extremely useful as you can decide whether service you have just tried is worth asking price.
Proactive & Adaptable
Life is all about change. How you adapt to that change and how proactive you are in chasing your ideal are what really makes difference in having a fulfilled life. Having a plan can help you in being prepared for whatever life decides to throw at you while keeping you on track to achieving your dreams.
Charlotte Burton is a Licensed Career Coach & Psychometric Assessor. For more information and to sign up for the ezine, view the website at www.lifeisvital.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your complimentary consultation.