The grand plan for life – sounds pretty great right? If I pose the philosophical question
- – What is your purpose in Life
- – What are the values you stand for?
- – How do you ensure that you live for these? – What is your plan?
These are all quite deeper questions. Most of them pretend not to have these thoughts at all. I somehow don’t tend to believe that. I life to believe that we all are here for a reason and our own unique purposes and sometimes the purpose is just to discover the journey of who we are and what we want to do with our lives.
We are not here to live a life which the society or our ancestors defined for us or planned for us. We are people with a brain and enough resources to think and plan our lives accordingly. Above all, we are people who have choices and the intellect to make good of them.
Being Practical In Life
Having said this, the above quote holds a lot of water here. It so happens that most of us, even though we get these questions about planning in life, purpose in life and so on, we are trained by the society and the environment around us to neglect these voices and to focus on what is “PRACTICAL”. Honestly, I am fed up this word – practical or realistic. Sometimes I just feel that it is just a reason and a justification given by a coward who was not man enough to listen to his own inner voice.
Society And You
The society is an interesting structure. We have always talked about you being the leader instead of the meek follower of the society or the people around you. We have talked about how it is important to occupy that centre stage in order to make that difference your life deserves. And we stand by it and are going to stand by it for a long time. Your inner voice, your inner purpose is the true voice you have which keeps telling you what you want to do with your life.
Your society tells you to make money, society tells you to plan your investments and sometimes it even tells you to marry someone only cos it makes business sense. But none of these is your inner voice – this is just what the society feels about your life and it is happily offering you suggestions when you don’t really ask for it. That is one reason we always say that there should be a hearing cost for the suggestions and advices :P.
Planning your Life
Enough said, I think we both know what we are trying to push here through this quote. The grand plan for your life. Our previous post – Goal Setting : 8 Golden Rules To Ensure Long Term Success dealt with how we plan out the most important aspects of our lives. But before we get to the how, I think we have also established why it is so important in life.
I was listening to Anthony Robbins- Get The Edge Program where he clearly defines the different metrics of life – Physical, Emotional, Relationship, Business and Finance and how important these all are in becoming a part of who we are. Our plan for life should involve these aspects, we need to know where to go in all these aspects, we need to imagine and picture ourselves doing that. And it is fairly easy, all we need to do is find an answer to the big picture questions for life
- The true Purpose
- Why it means a lot to you.
The planning aspect is much easier than it sounds. Our goal setting article linked above will definitely help you with the how. But this post is purely about the why and that answers a lot for planning your life.
Having said all these, we urge for a broad plan in life, a life with a meaning and a purpose.
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