I’m taking up a random topic today: The 5 Year Plan. Have you ever made one? I haven’t, which is odd because I’m very goal oriented. That said, I’m good at setting goals and making pretty lists and trackers—and then getting exactly nowhere.
I don’t intend to end up nowhere. I merely have a tendency to think that setting the goals and scratching them off the list when I get to them will somehow magically translate to progress. Well, more progress than it realistically does.
Back to the 5 Year Plan. I turned to Uncle Google because while I can extrapolate what a 5 Year Plan entails, I haven’t the foggiest idea how to put it all together. I ended up on Wiki How since the site provided the kind of detail I needed. I then moulded their 15 steps into phrasing and a format I prefer. I did all that on Friday, and my insane weekend has kept me from doing more than printing off my document.
Despite not moving forward with it yet, I want to share the parts that jumped out at me while I was throwing my document together:
- The variety of goals,
- The hierarchy of organizing your goals into most important to less important,
- The step by step breakdown of goals so each part is attainable and leads somewhere,
- The formatting freedom,
- The flexibility.
I might be counting my eggs a little early but I am really excited to make my plan! I am hoping it will help me attain all of my writing goals that much quicker—because my current pace is a snails crawl. A better personal and professional situation would also be awesome attainments.
I’ll ask again: Have you ever created a 5 Year Plan? Did it work for you? Do you have any suggestions?
*Featured image sourced here.