Have you ever ended a week and asked yourself, “Is it Friday Already? I still have a boat load of work to finish.”
Hopefully that boat load of work is mostly low-level administrative stuff. Hopefully you are celebrating measurable advancements of your most important dreams.
Isn’t that what life is all about? Living out your important Life-Roles and duties and progressing forward on your short, medium, and long-term dreams?
What are your most important Life-Roles? What are your most important Life-Dreams? For me they are being an appropriate husband, father, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, friend, neighbor, and equipper, empower, and encourager to those have put their confidence and trust in my ability to help them as they build best in niche organizations and live abundant lives.
What are your important Life-Roles? What are your most important duties? What are your most important Life-Dreams? Are you faithfully executing your Life-Roles? Your duties? Are you allocating time to advance your most important Life-Dreams?
An effective way to do this is to create a Strategic Guidance Plan. A Strategic Guidance Plan identifies your vision for your life. Your purpose for living. The principles and truths in which you place your trust. The promise you make to yourself and every person and thing you come into contact with. The #1 Result you want to see come into being this year. Lastly the duties and tasks that contribute to your vision, purpose, principles, promise, and#1 Result.
This requires time. The power of creativity. The willingness to think big and small. The audacity to take on big challenges. The willingness to plan-act-evaluate-act. The discipline to persevere. The intention to live, love, contribute, and grow.
One of the first activities I engage in with new Leadership Productivity Forum Members is to assist them in developing a strategic guidance plan for their organization and their personal life. The process takes time. A strategic guidance plan provides a member clarity and taps their energy to create. They are rewarded with increased curiosity, self-control, gentleness, kindness, understanding, assurance, joy, and peace. Most say they have more time to do what is important to them.
A strategic guidance plan evolves overtime. You will experience its power as you live out your life purpose through your unique talents and skills. Aligned to tasks and results that make your life more predictable, bring you more unconditional love, allow you to contribute to the well-being of others, and mature you into the person you believe they were born to be.
I wish you well in your quest to clarify strategic guidance for your life.
Think well and be inspired.