Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 10 Challenge - Creating An Action Plan



Jim Rohn once said, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Today I've taken upon myself the challenge to create an action plan and strategies to reach my life goal - to experience the ongoing process of transformation and grow rich in all areas of my life, & help others do the same.

I want to be a rich woman - rich in spirit, rich in relationships, rich and healthy life experiences, rich mindset supported by financial literacy. This life goal is going to be an ongoing project as I believe that we are all work in progress.

The following is a list of key strategies & plan of action to achieve this life goal:

(1) Understand The Goal Thoroughly

My life goal constitutes various elements: an ongoing process, transformation, growth, all areas of my life (spiritual life, relationships, personal and community development, physical & emotional health, financial freedom), helping others by inspiring, encouraging and facilitating people to do the same.

(2) Name Obstacles To Address Them

With this life goal, I do anticipate obstacles that will stand in my way of success. Some of the obstacles include procrastination, distraction, laziness, lack of motivation, courage & skills, discouragement & disappointment. And I am committed to overcoming them in God's strength!

(3) Make Use of Existing Resources & Develop Skills

There is a wealth of knowledge and experience around me which I can resource to help me with this life goal. I am blessed to have a number of coaches and mentors who invest their time and resources to help me. I also develop skills in order to achieve specific goals by learning through online training & communities, websites, books, and friends etc.

(4) Leverage on My Environment

Our environments have an impact on our lives. In order for me to achieve my life goal, I need to optimise (and modify if necessary) my physical environment, including my office, home, computer, online and offline communities, people that I hang out with, and my routine. Eg: I now look at the vision board that I created in Day 3 Challenge and it helps me focus on my dreams regularly.

(5) Create Accountability.

This 30-Day Challenge in September is in fact a form of accountability that I have towards myself. I also have a second level of accountability beyond myself, where I share my results and issues with my friends, family, mentors and coaches - depending on the area of my life. I also join support groups and communities that are related to my goals. At the end of every week (normally on a Sunday night), I spend time on reflecting on the week and occasionally writing on my journal. I find reviewing helpful as a form of accountability and to get feedback on how I'm doing.

Do you personally have an action plan to achieve your goals? I'd love to hear about them if you do.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

what an awesome post.

simon

Anonymous said...

I don't have an action plan nor a life goal, but I am interested in creating one after reading your article.

Chris said...

I enjoyed this post, and got me to thinking about my purpose in life. I really don't have any real goals anymore than to be a vessal for God. I want God to really use me to change people lives. I want to be used of Gods Spirit to heal lives. This post got me to thinking about how I should go about doing that in a way. What would I need to do? etc...your point #4 was a good one to ponder. We should all leverage on environments, and relationships that will honor God, and help us fulfill God's call on our lives. Relationships are a tough thing to let go of though. Perhaps everyone in your life is for a reason, but some are only for a season.

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey Chris, I agree that all relationships are for a reason, but others are only for a season. No matter what has happened, I believe Romans 8:28 stands!

Ross said...

I spent Friday night and most of Saturday attending a seminar that addresses an issue that I'd like to make progress in. Out of this I set a deadline to achieve a certain goal. We'll see how it goes.