Is your plan failing you, or are you failing it?

It is a simple question. Many of us are guilty of making a plan and not being able to carry it through.  We make another plan and then another and then…well you get the picture. The same thing happens over and over again. NOTHING. Why ? Because many times we are a part of the reason why our plan fails.

Some may have a hard time believing that they may be the culprit of their own failure.  But, if you’re someone who typically dismisses your past mistakes and have not learned from them, your failed plans will probably continue. Failed plans can start with having unrealistic expectations to not having built enough time into the plan. It can also be not knowing when the right time is to move forward with the plan or to table it for another time.  Some plans end up not working because they are out of our control. Other times they fail because there is no contingency plan or follow-up plan in place.  Whatever the problem is,  a failed plan can create a lot of undue stress, time consumption, and feeling of being out of control.

Wouldn’t it be great to make a plan and actually have it do everything that we wanted it to?  Believe it or not, learning how to get rid of time wasters and taking control over things that will allow us to create a sane and enriching life is achievable with the right planning.

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All Talk and No Action

This is probably one of my personal biggest pet peeves. I’m a big believer in doing what you say you are going to do. I know that life happens and we are not always able to do things as planned. But, that’s not what I get peeved about. I’m talking about the doers vs. the do-nothings. The action-takers vs. the excuse-makers. These are the women who talk about what all they plan to do and never have a plan to actually execute on it. They talk, talk, talk and talk to the point where you just want to say, “I hear ya, but WHEN are you going to actually DO IT?”

They say:
“I’m gonna quit my job and work somewhere else.”
“I’m gonna start paying down that debt I owe.”
“I’m gonna start that business I always wanted.”
I’m gonna set aside enough money to retire early.
“I’m gonna take that vacation I’ve always wanted. ”
“I’m gonna buy that new car.”
“I’m gonna ask for a raise.”
“I’m gonna start my New Year’s Resolution.”

It’s all SOUNDS good, but Really? When are you GONNA make this happen?

There’s the rub. It’s like a 24-7 mantra.I’m gonna, I’m gonna…This typically ends with One day when I _____ (You Fill in the blank).

Okay, so now that I’ve gotten my rant out of the way. Let’s talk about our mindset. It has to change. It’s a simple two-word process. Just take the word GONNA out of your sentence and replace it with I AM. So, now the sentence reads: I AM quitting my job. I AM paying down that debt I owe. Do you see the difference? You are living in the NOW! And the more you have this type of thinking, the more you will get things accomplished. It’s like a switch going off in your brain. You are telling yourself that you are ALREADY doing it and day by day, you will. It may not be completed in a short time frame, but with the right attitude –and a plan, it will happen.

Anything can sound good, but what really counts is when it goes from just talking about making something happen to actually making it happen.

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