How to Plan Your Life
Today we’re going to talk about how to plan your life. If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
I believe it is extremely important that you have a five-year plan, a three-year plan, and a one-year plan, and then also, let’s say a monthly plan.
And this is where most people overestimate what they can accomplish within a few months, and they completely underestimate what they can do in five years.
Let me ask you this.
Do you currently have a five-year plan?
I have a five-year plan. I've always had five-year plans.
In fact, I personally used to have 10-year plans, but then I realized that I'm hitting my 10-year plans within five years, so I shortened my horizon and made it five years.
But you see, you need to have an end goal. This is where you reach your dream life... right?
I mean, what should your life be about when you wake up in the morning? And what time do you wake up?
Do you wake up at 9 o'clock in the morning or are you a morning person who wakes up really early?
Think about this.
What would your life be like if you didn't have to go to work?
What if every morning you woke up and said, "Wow! I wonder what should I do today?"
With whom would you have breakfast with? What would be your morning routine? Would you stay in bed and read a little bit?
Or are you one of the people who jumps out of bed, gets excited, does some exercising, enjoys the brisk morning sun – whatever it might be for you, right?
The important thing is, you've got to have a 5 or a 10-year plan.
Think about this, you are interested in trading, right?
So let's say that you figure it out, how to make money with trading within the next three to six months.
So, this means that five years from now, you should be financially independent.
What will your life look like when you are?
This is very important; because if you don't design your own plan, chances are that you'll fall into somebody else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
In fact, I have a quote for you that fits right in with this, because I really want you to go on and do all you can with your life.
It's your place in the world. It's your life, right? “Make it the life you want to live.” This is
Once you have your five-year goal
Now that you have your goal, I want you to go back and think... OK. What do I have to accomplish this year to make the five-year goal the reality?
If it’s trading, you may say something like, ‘you know what? I want to make sure that by the end of the year, I am successfully growing my trading account.’
Great! So what do you have to do this month? What do you have to do this quarter?
This is actually one of the things that was extremely helpful for me.
You see, I think it's a concept from the military. They like to use this backwards planning where they say, OK. What is our mission? What is our overall goal? Let's get back until we find the very next step that we need to do.
I want you to do the same, as I’m doing it personally.
I know where I want to be in five years, in three years, and
I know what I need to accomplish this quarter,
Let me leave you with this thought.
Make sure you design your own life plan, because if you don’t, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan, and guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Go on and do all you can with it. And when I say "it," I mean your life – because it's your place in the world. It's your life. Make it the life that you want to live.
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