To reach your desired destination in life you need to know where you want to wind up AND you need to know your starting point. The drive to Manhattan follows a different route if you start out in Texas than if you start out in Idaho, right?
Planning your life is like planning a fun trip. The big difference is that most people spend lots of time and energy figuring out their vacation trip but no time planning their life’s journey.
Interesting, huh? Of course you would not be reading this article right now if you fell into that category of people who fail to plan for living their Very Excellent Life.
Okay, so you know your dream life style, right? If you don’t then start there. Make the time to write about how you want to live, what you want to have, where you want to be and what you want to be doing when you live your dream life.
Fill in as much detail as possible AND leave room for the Universe to fill in even greater detail so you do not limit what you can be, do and have.
Done? Great. Now move to the next step.
Look at your life. Write down your current situation in each of these areas: physical health, emotional health, relationships, money matters, spirituality, fun and recreation, self image, living in the now.
Next, on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being ”I need lots of help to reach my dream goal in that area” and 10 being “I am right there at a ten now,” assign a number to each life area based upon your description of your current circumstances.
Take your time making this assessment. The more accurately you pin point your current situation the easier you will find marking your progress toward your goal.
Realize that nothing is ever set in stone. As you gain life experience and move along your path to your Very Excellent Life you may find new directions and set new goals for yourself. In fact is you may alter your definition of your Very Excellent Life significantly, That is okay. When and if that happens for you then you will make adjustments. Right now your job is simply to note where you are today.
You will notice narrow gaps in some areas between your current and desired states. In other areas your gaps may be huge. The size of the gap makes no difference. You can close all of them. Only you will do so by working in only one area at a time.