Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Creating a Life Plan

If you didn't know, I'm currently participating in Connie Sokol's 8 Week Back to Basics Challenge. So far, I've really enjoyed it. I love that the goals are for one week only - and it's not an every day goal. You choose something you can do 2-5 times. Whatever works best for your schedule that particular week. Then you do your best to meet at least 80% of that goal. No beating yourself up! Of course, the reward at the end of the week is fabulous, too!

Last week (Week #2), our goal was to create a life plan.

Now, this isn't a where I want to be in five years plan. It's more of a motivational mission statement about who I am, what my talents & skills are, and how I bless myself and others kind-of-thing. That chapter of the book has several questions for the reader to answer which help you to do an in-depth evaluation. I used my journal and answered all the questions first from my perspective. Then I pulled out my patriarchal blessing and answered the questions again from the things that are contained there.

I absolutely LOVE my Life Plan statement. It's so me! Of course, after it was written, edited, then edited again, I decided to make it all cute - another reflection of me. Here it is. Note: You may need to click on the image to make it larger.  =)


I think everyone should create a life plan. I posted mine next to my desk so I can read it every day.

What would you put in your life plan?

To learn more about Connie's Back to Basics Challenge, check out her website.

8 comments:

Tapper said...

Great idea. Yours really fits you. Is it like a constitution? Can you ratify new parts as life changes? :)Mine would definitely need to be a living document because I totally intend to be smarter... tomorrow.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Connie told us that our life plans would change as we grow and our life goes into different stages. I love her book & challenge!

Donna K. Weaver said...

This is such an awesome idea and a great way to help focus. Love your plan.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you, Donna!

kbrebes said...

Fabulous, Danyelle! I want to do that!! Thanks for sharing. Loved that you gave it your personal touch!!

Heidi Morrell Andersen said...

I love this! I will share it with the sister in the Oslo, Norway Stake.

Shanda Cottam said...

I absolutely love this, both in general and as a reflection of YOU, the spunky and dedicated girl who makes me smile every time we meet. :)

lisasanuma said...

I LOVE your life plan!

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