Planning is Necessary and Essential
Part 1 – How to Take the Plan Out of Planning
Why I hate the word “plan” and the words “set goals”?
These words sound like work.
Where’s the research?
Don’t we need a spreadsheet or document?
Make some forecasts?
Hire a consultant?
My answer is no. In fact, the reason I created The Family Plan is because all the tools I tried in the past didn’t work. They either took too much work or cost too much money. But before we go any further, I need to get the word “plan” out of your mind, at least in the way that you’ve been taught to think.
What I have to offer is simple? So simple you already do it. I’m just going to ask you what do you want…what do you want?
Planning = Think Ahead = What You Want
Planning equals you thinking ahead and imagining what lies in front of you. Thinking ahead requires you to know just one thing, what you want. What do you want tomorrow!
Let me give some examples:
Where “do you want” to live?
How much “do you want” to make?
How “do you want” to spend your time?
How many children “do you want”?
I’ve created a new habit of replacing the word “plan” with “what I want”. Plan = What-I-want. The Family Plan is simply what you want to do as a family or individual. In each area, you ask the question, what do I (we) want. If you’re trying to make a plan to get out of debt, start by identifying what it is you want to see happen in your finances. Then you start to move in the direction which will align you with those wants. Of course this is a high-level illustration and we will need to discuss in detail, but for all practical purposes defining what you want is the key to you achieving everything you desire.
Take a blank sheet of paper and write down one thing you really want. Leave me a comment; I would like to see what you want.