WITI PERSONAL GROWTH
How to Create a “One-Page” Plan for Your Life
Ask yourself, “What specific steps do I want to take to make my strategy(ies) real?” Perhaps you only want to pick one goal and strategy to focus on this year.
Remember to keep the focus on items that build your life, not on routine or repetitive tasks.
Because some of the things you must do to build your life may depend on the actions or support of others, for each step in your Action Plan think about defining “who” is responsible for each step as well as “what” must be done and “by when.”
The Bottom Line
In no way do I mean to imply that even a short “one-page” plan for your life is easy to construct. But if you take it a step at a time and keep the focus high-level and long-term it can provide a useful framework for the future. It may help inspire you if you keep in mind the powerful statement made by Don Juan in the book “A Separate Peace” by Carlos Castaneda: “The difference between a warrior and an ordinary man is that a warrior sees everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man sees everything as either a blessing or a curse.” When you have no plan for your life, when you allow yourself to drift along wherever the river of life takes you, then you see your fate as driven by outside forces – by blessings or curses that come from “out there.” I encourage you to become a warrior in your life – and I hope that the One-Page Life Plan concept will be a tool to help you step onto the warrior path.