I may already be sounding like a broken record because I have written about this before but I am going to choose to be ignorant of this. Writing about this topic also helps me, keeps me in check and reminds me of my priorities and I hope it does you as well. For everytime I say ‘I’m tired’, ‘there are no results’ and want to give up very desperately, maybe I will have this 632 worded reminder to help put my mind at ease. To remind me of the reasons why I still need to put my pen to paper.
Now onto the reason why we need to plan no matter what;
- You want to have what to say when someone asks you the dreaded question, ‘what are you doing after college?‘ And you want to work towards that plan because these same people will show up again a year after your grad. ‘Ah, but you said you were going to…‘ Don’t give them a reason to be happy. Because they’re your haters and can’t wait to see you fail.
- Have you had days where you feel like you haven’t contributed anything to this world. Basically you have no purpose, only that you do but you do not feel like it. Yes, those days are inevitable, but having plans to refer to and goals for your ‘preferred‘ future might help you get out of this rut much quicker.
- You don’t want to have a panic attack whenever you think about your future. Sometimes I ask myself ‘so what next?’ And I start getting unbelievably anxious even when I actually have an idea of where I’ll be in a few years. I love being in control, yet the percentage of the uncertainty that is life still gets me all riled up every now and then. Now imagine if I had no idea what I was actually going to do next. I probably won’t be writing this post.
- It makes prioritizing much easier. It becomes a game of Would You Rather, even if this game is almost always brimming with trick questions, and whatever answers you supply make you sound even sillier than the previous one (yes, it’s fun). However in this case, it is either, would you rather succeed or fail?
You’d think life would be that plain and direct. But it is actually a little trickier than that. But still, planning helps you make better decisions. Would you rather waste more time on TV and sleep, or spend your time trying to be more creative or start a business?
Hell yeah! I’d take naps all day.
But I’d think twice about this choice. And try to split my time in half because I am faced with a second option that will lead me to accomplishing a goal I have set already.
See? Planning is effective already.
- Finally, even God has said it. You cannot give Him a blank paper, God needs something to work with. Show Him your plans and He will adjust all that needs to be adjusted.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness (…)
Wake up from your sleep,
Climb out of your coffins;
Christ will show you the light!
So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!
17 Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.
This should summarize it all. I pray that God blesses the work of our hands and that we’re inspired to take every chance we get.
Now do you think planning is necessary? Or is this just all in my head? Let me know if you’ve ever written down your goals before and if you have followed through to the end, and what was this goal?
I do want to take a moment to wish one of our Writers ‘Aunty Ego’ of juggledmind.wordpress.com , a very wonderful birthday and I pray that God supplies all her needs. Happy Birthday Joy Ehizuenlen.