The Power of a Plan

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What if you wanted to go to Las Vegas from Miami?  What would you do?  Would you walk out of your house and just start walking and hope you made it there?  No, you would design a plan that would fit with your desire and then you would move through steps in that plan that got you from Miami to Las Vegas.  This example may seem trivial but it exactly what has to happen with major decisions as well.

When you have something big in your life that you are going for or trying to create, a plan is the perfect place to start to make that a reality.  A plan gives a person a sense of direction or an idea of how to get to the end result.  It is different than a goal, as goals are the result or desire you are looking to create.  A plan is a step by step design that gets you to your goal.  Without a plan, you will be lost and could experience anxiety around the outcome just because you don't have a clear idea of what it takes to get there. 

There are many thought leaders today that say "the how is none of your business."  With some degree this is true.  The plan will always change, but there are still action steps you must take to create the dreams you are looking to create.  The best way to create a plan that works for you and works with the universe supporting you is develop it from within you.

First, start with the image of what you are trying to reach for or obtain.  Take some time and sit in a quiet place.  You can always have a journal next to you as well since creative thoughts are going to come up for you and it is always best to record these ideas.  Once you are in a quiet place and you are ready start, bring this idea into your mind.  Get a clear picture in your mind of what you want.  Once you have that picture let your mind wonder.  Follow where your heart takes you.  If you see yourself talking with someone, take a note of what it is you are discussing.  Follow the steps that you are taking in your imagination.  Your imagination is a tool that you can follow to keep you in alignment with what you are truly building.

Next, record what steps you came up with in regards to obtaining your desire.  If you know that you want to write a book and you pictured yourself writing your book, think about what titles came up for you.  Naming your book is a step in getting a book to be a book.  It seems simple and it is, it is just easy to stop ourselves at times with the little details.  If you record a few titles you are opening space in your brain to bring in the next step.  Once you have done this a few times you have an outline of your plan.  Now realize a plan doesn't have to be perfect. 

Think about women who are pregnant.  They believe they are going to have a baby somewhere between 9- 9 1/2 months.  That is the goal.  The plan is to take care of her body, get plenty of rest, go to check ups, and prepare for the baby mentally and in the physical form such as buying their bed.  The plan is set and the mother begins to move in this plan.  At 8 1/2 months pregnant her body decides on something else and her water breaks and the baby is born.  This is a very frightening experience and not at all part of the original plan.  What do you do then?  You adjust your plan!

Realize that there will always be changes in your plan.  The changes are part of your growth.  If you aren't growing you are dying.  Growth is a required part of living in the human form.  Growth can feel overwhelming and it can be very frightening but what you learn from this is a tremendous knowledge of how very strong you are.  It also shows you how fluid you can be.

A plan is just that, a plan.  It will change, it will grow, and it will get you to where you want to go.  Having a plan is a critical part of your success.  What is your plan?  What are you intending to create?  To make it real, start on your plan!  As a wise speaker once said, "You don't have to be good to start; you just have to start to be good." 

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This article was published on 2010/03/28