Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Where to Begin?

The hardest part of PLANNING is: where to begin?

Since any starting point forces us to address and examine those things which will make us uncomfortable. Many times our minds wander and it quickly spirals out of control, inundating and overwhelming the senses. Once that happens, it is very easy to slump down in the chair, turn on the TV and ignore the problem; hoping it will go away. Unfortunately, as bad as it may seem in our “mind” it will be infinitely worse if no preparations have been made.

That all sounded very intimidating. It’s not. What we tend to do is get bogged down in the process. The starting point for any and all successful Planning is to clearly and concisely identify the GOAL. Think of it like a trip. Once you know the place(s) you are going it is relatively easy to map out a path to take you there.
The GOAL is your destination, not the how you get there. If you keep focusing where you need to be going, the next step will just make sense.

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