“Action speaks louder than words”
“Fail to plan, plan to fail”
“He/She is all talk”
These phrases are three common American colloquialisms that we have all heard or experienced at one time or another. Yet how often do people forget, ignore, or skip creating a plan of action when attempting to change anything?
In the first two articles in this series we identified awareness and interests as the first steps necessary for you to begin the process of changing your life.
What’s Stopping You?
Ask yourself the reason why you are not creating an action plan and the answers, if you are honest, may surprise you:
1. Spontaneity- thinking you are better off being spontaneous and allowing things to happen is the fastest method to getting no where near your goal to change your life
2. Structure is Confining-the belief that you do not need an outlined road map (plan) because it may restrict the “discovery” process and ultimately your progress, is faulty thinking. Without a plan of action, you will hinder your ability to change, leave yourself without a tool to measure your progress on your new path, and set yourself up for colloquialism #2 “Fail to plan, plan to fail.”
3. How to Plan-most people do not understand the most effective method of producing a plan of action. That is not a problem as long as you realize that you may need help in this process.
Where Do I Find Assistance?
If you feel the need for assistance in planning your course of action consider Susan Hanshaw’s “Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live” as a stepping stone to a new life.
If you want more hands on guidance, evaluation, training, planning, and mapping in order to build the life you want to lead consider Susan Hanshaw’s Inner Architect Personal Training Membership.
The IA Personal Training program is near completion it will be a combination of online and real world applications, one on one training, group interaction webinars or teleconferences, and continued educational videos and modules exclusive to members.