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.


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. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your life plan!

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