Five Steps to Creating your 5-year Plan

August 10th, 2012

How many times have you been asked in a conversation where do you see yourself in 5 years? This is a tricky question to answer in completion. There may be parts of your life that you would like to stay just as they are such as where you live or relationships in which you are part of. But there also may be things in your life that are not complete and goals in which you want to attain but at this current point in your life you are not sure how. Creating a 5 year plan is a way that you can put your life in perspective and set attainable goals that can help motivate you in the direction in which you want to go.

Step 1: Engage in self-assessment and discovery. You have to know where you want to go or at least have an idea before you can set any goals.
Step 2: Create a list of goals that give shape to your vision of the future. Long term goals are what forms the vision of our future. DREAMS!!!
Step 3: Design your roadmap. Draw out the steps that need to be taken to meet your goals. How are you going to get there?
Step 4: Identify your milestones and road blocks; these milestones are your life markers and reminders of where you’re headed. They are the short term goals you put in place that are taking your down the path of your future.
Step 5: Develop your support network; Reach out to the people around you and tell them your plan. Put people in your life that will support, encourage, mentor, and guide you along your journey. In the end these are the people that you will be reminded you could not have accomplished your dream without their support.

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