I know I shouldn’t, but let me assume you know already where you are going for your annual holiday this year and have prepared a detailed itinerary to maximize your time away.
Certainly, there is nothing wrong with such actions. After all, we work hard for our time off and it is only right we attempt to live it to the full.
Yet for many people, this level of preparation rarely extends to the rest of the year. Only planning days off suggests the other days are not worthy of attention. That said, what would change if we planned our life like our holiday?
Yes, all those ‘non-holiday’ days are also part of life. Yet for some reason, they are not given much consideration. Admittedly you might be one of those people who do have professional and personal goals and achieve them.
For others, the period covering Monday to Friday is there merely to fill the gap between one weekend and another. Days off, public holidays and annual leave are marked on the calendar and treated as milestones to help get us through the year.
But again, what would change if we planned our life like our holiday? Would we be more proactive and enthusiastic towards our endeavours? And discover life exists also in the days between the holidays?
Writing down objectives, listing things to be achieved, giving priorities to our passions and purposes, breaking the goals into ‘doable’ steps and then putting the plan to work could alter not only the way we view life but live it as well.
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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
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