Create a Personal Strategic Plan!
Gary Ryan Blair
Success is not an accident. It begins with a
well-conceived plan. You can and will achieve more in the next year than you
have in the past ten with a disciplined Personal Strategic Plan.
Personal strategic planning is a disciplined thought process, which
produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide who you are,
where you are going, what you do, and how, when and why you do it. All of
this is done with a focus on the future.
The purpose of personal strategic planning is to
Provide direction, meaning, and purpose for your life.
Make decisions that positively affect your future.
Focus your energies
on what's most important.
Achieve the greatest results in the shortest
period of time.
Significantly increase your level of performance.
Enjoy more time, money, balance and freedom.
anxiety, doubt and fear.
Leverage your skills more effectively.
Enhance your quality of life, and overall peace of mind
Be more, do
more and ultimately to have more from life.
Personal strategic planning is based on the premise that life will not
go according to plan, if you do not have a plan.
A successful plan must include the following:
Personal Philosophy: Every
person has a personal philosophy, consisting of some rules adopted from
one's parents, culture, religion, acquaintance and so on.
Generally speaking, these rules, as a body are not well thought out and
contain a wealth of inconsistencies and contradictions.
Legacy Statement: Your legacy serves
as your life's defining statement. It serves a two-fold purpose. First it
provides an overarching framework for all mission statements and goals to
Second it answers the question, "What do I want
to be remembered for?"
Mission Statement: A mission
statement is a declaration of who you are, why you exist, and what you
intend to accomplish.
In business, the organizational mission answers the big question: "What
is our business?" In personal planning, the question is "What is my life's
business?" In both cases, the answer must define the reason for being.
Core Values: Our values act as our
compass, guiding us through life's terrain.
One certain way of knowing that you are living in accordance with your
values is by defining guidelines and measurements for value centered living.
Code of Ethics: Words quietly
influence our attitudes and opinions.
Codes of conduct, personal creeds, and pledges all reflect an effort to
make sense of things, to organize behavior, and to better understand
Lifetime Objectives: Your objectives
should be written within the framework of your Legacy & Mission Statements.
The key to any
Personal Strategic Plan is to visualize your desired outcomes in
advance. Be sure to write and rewrite your Lifetime Objectives as
affirmations of the future you are working to realize.
Goals: The key in writing your goals
is to make them measurable, specific, and time-bound.
Goals need to be written for each of the ten critical areas of life to
include: Personal, Health, Recreation, Family, Friends, Community, Career,
Financial, Household and Spiritual.
Personal Board of Directors: A
personal board will accelerate your progress by providing both wisdom and
support for the attainment of a specific purpose.
Maintenance & Performance Check-Ups:
On a monthly basis, you should pause to evaluate your performance. What
progress have you made? Where have your been challenged? What do you need to
do differently or more of?
It is also important to step back and consider whether any of your goals
Personal Reason Why: You won't
become successful until and unless you identify, support and empower your
reasons why. Your why's provide fuel for achievement, and are the reasons
behind all action and inaction.
The hallmark of all high achievers is a burning why. They know what they
want, how and when they will achieve it, but most importantly they know WHY
they want to become successful at achieving their goals.
significantly increase the odds of success, if you know who you are, what
you want, where you are going, how you will get there, and what you will do
once you arrive.
The best way to predict your future is to create it. Therefore, a
well-defined personal strategic plan, properly executed, is your meal ticket
CAN YOU ANSWER LIFE'S GREATEST QUESTION?
Do you know exactly what you want in life? Your
purpose and passion? The specific set of goals, dreams, and ambitions perfectly
suited to your unique needs and wants?
DISCOVER YOUR TRUE PATH TO HAPPINESS
It's takes more than goals and dreams to achieve
success and fulfillment - it takes the right goals and dreams. Every one
of us has a unique set of needs, wants, and desires that must be met if we are
to experience lasting joy and happiness.
WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT?
If you've ever struggled to figure out what you
really want in life, you know how frustrating and even frightening of an
experience it can be. Wanting something more out of life without knowing what to
do or where to go can create an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness and
despair. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about that any longer. By
following a simple set of five steps, you can quickly tap into your innermost
desires and finally discover the exact goals and dreams you were always meant to
achieve. Learn More
INTRODUCING THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR TRUE
GOALS & DREAMS
If you want to be truly happy and experience a rich
and rewarding life, it's vital that you know exactly what you want to be, to do,
and to have. For most, this is a guessing game that ends in disappointment.
Without following a very simple, yet critical process, tapping into and decoding
your personal path to happiness - the goals and dreams designed to match
perfectly with your unique needs and wants - is impossible. The chance of
stumbling upon your purpose in life or randomly choosing the goals that not only
fit your style but are also built upon the foundation needed for success is slim
Fortunately, there is a better way. Instead of guessing about which paths to
follow, or settling for no path at all, you can put a simple process to work
that will automatically uncover the things you were meant to achieve, the
specific things that will bring you the happiness and fulfillment you seek.
The entire sequence is built upon five short stages, each one playing an
integral part in the process. Leave out just one and nothing will ever change.
Put each to use and your life will never be the same.
The feelings that come from knowing what you were truly meant to do with your
life rank among the greatest you'll ever experience. The sooner you put the
simple sequence into action, the sooner these feelings of joy, happiness, and
fulfillment will be yours.