Saturday, 20 January 2018

Four Reasons Why Making a Life Plan is a Good Idea

from here
The fact of the matter is, that at the moment, we live in some pretty uncertain times. So you might think the idea of planning your future is pointless, as you can’t even plan a couple of months from now. And while there is truth in that, and sometimes, what can go wrong does go wrong. But it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a plan for your life. Some things will change, of course. But on the whole, if you know where you want to be going or where you want to end up, then it can make it easier to get there. If you don’t plan, then it can feel almost like you’re short changing yourself a little, and stopping yourself from reaching your true potential.

It can all sound like a lot of hard work, though, right? And to be fair, it can be. But here are some reasons why making plans for your future needs to be on your agenda.

Figure Out Priorities

There is a motivational speaker that has said that a lot of people spend more time planning the wedding than they do thinking about being married or the marriage. And that can be so true, in all aspects of our life. If we don’t decide what our priorities are, then our time can be filled with things that don’t really have as much meaning. Which is why making a plan, can put you on the path that you want to be on and can help you to achieve what you want to achieve.

Source of Motivation

If you don’t have anything to work towards, then where is your motivation to get anything done or work hard to get there? Unless you’re someone naturally inclined to work that way, then it is going to be hard for you to even care about getting anything done. So setting goals and planning how you want things to look ten or even twenty years down the line, is really important.

Helps Decision Making

If you know where you want to end up, then it can make certain decisions in your life easier. If you want to be a homeowner by the time you’re thirty, for example, then it will motivate you to fix your credit score or save more money each month. Career choices may be simpler if you have a plan in mind, as well as other life decisions like where to move to or what kind of education that you want. So half of the decision will be made for you when you have a life plan in mind.


With a plan in mind, it can give you peace of mind that everything will be fine in the end. It can help you to know that when you retire, though that may be a long way off, that you have an idea of where you’ll be at and will have planned financially for it. It may sound a little doom and gloom, but there is never a right time to make a plan and be prepared. It can require some flexibility as things do change, but it will help in these four ways.



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