It’s said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Most of us just run on an automatic schedule, just drifting along through life, forgetting to seriously plan our futures. We wake up, eat breakfast, commute to work, spend our day working, commute home, and watch TV or browse the internet before bed. That process repeating until the weekend, and we almost always waste those rest days on some mindless entertainment or leisure activity.
How often do we set aside some time for the things that give long-term benefits? The things that will grant us more happiness in the long run? Almost never. Most of us are content with mindlessly repeating our daily schedule until we grow too old to work (and die).
Very few people, if any, drift along through life and find themselves successful. Most of life’s greatest achievements are first planned, and THEN earned through years of effort. This year, let’s think a little further into the future and plan for our own success and improvement.[Read more…]