It may help to begin with a clear understanding of what we mean by plan. For our purposes, a plan can be defined as a detailed proposal for achieving something. It requires taking stock of your situation, identifying goals, creating a timetable and executing the plan to achieve your goals. This understanding sets planning apart from wishes, hopes, and New Year’s Resolutions. Planning requires some time and energy, but it will pay off in ways that far exceed your investment.
So, the first step in creating your plan is to take stock. To aid in this process, we have prepared three short exercises: A set of questions to be answered, a personal mission statement to be written, and an iconic symbol to be uploaded. Click on the links below for more details.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
Create a landing page to introduce yourself and provide links to the rest of your plan. Think of it as the doorway to your WU Plan, through which anyone who wishes to know your intentions must pass.
Where are you now? If life is a journey, this stage amounts to finding your starting place.
It turns out that goals are good for things other than soccer and water polo. In this section, you get to create them for the next year of your life.
Planning doesn’t stop with creating goals. You also need to achieve your goals, which, it turns out, requires more planning. In this section you’ll plan how to succeed with your plan by scheduling your objectives.
Finally, the section in which you make this process matter by putting the plan into effect. You’ll find surprisingly useful tips on how to maintain focus and bring your plan to fruition.