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How to Plan Effectively

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There will always come a point in life when you should know or at least have a plan of what you want your next step in life to be. If you want immense success, what plans have you made that will help put you on the right path of that success? We must plan, because success won’t just fall into our laps. Just like the saying goes “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. But keep in mind that self discipline has a huge part to play when it comes to planning.

Here are some steps you can take in planning effectively:

 

Have your goal in mind:
Because the reason you are planning in the first place is so you can achieve a particular goal, or set of goals. Plans may change along the way, your goal might even change, but for a start, you should have the big picture painted in your mind, have a specific direction in which you are moving.

Break it down:
It can be a bit overwhelming when you think about what you want to achieve, especially if it is something big, for example you want to set up a business or you want to finish reading three university courses from start to finish in the space of 48 hours. This can be really discouraging because all you see is this large mountain in front of you and the size scares you away. So what do you do? You break your large goal into smaller, easily achievable goals, lets call them sub goals.

Write it down:

There is just something about writing down a plan that makes it more real and gives you the motivation to want to achieve your goals. Writing down things somehow gives you time to visualize what you want to do, it helps you resolve and puts things in a clearer perspective.

Timing and scheduling:
Arrange your sub goals in order of importance and give time frames for each one, you should also write this down. This is where your self discipline comes in, if you can stick to the scheduled time you’ve given each sub goal, you are well on your way to achieving your large goal and then some!
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