Will your life be what you planned in 10 years?
“Best laid plans…” you’ve probably heard the old adage a hundred times. As simple as this saying sounds, it contains an important lesson from which we all can learn. You can set as many goals as you want, but sometimes life just takes you by surprise. However, even though it’s inevitable that you will encounter roadblocks along the way, there are deliberate steps you can take to make the goals you outline in your 10 year personal plan as attainable as possible.
At the top of everyone’s list is (or should be) happiness, but achieving it is complicated. It’s easier to break down the elements that contribute to our overall satisfaction with our lives and think about each individually. By approaching important areas of your life one at a time, you have a better chance at feeling you’ve accomplished your goals. The most important of these include family, work, finances, and health/fitness.
Without a plan, you’re leaving it up to chance whether, in one decade, you’ll end up in debt or financially secure, healthy versus physically limited, etc. The first key to reaching your goals is to educate yourself on the requirements you need to meet to make each goal a reality.
Become a master
The reason defining your 10 year personal plan is key to your success is that it gives you the ability to be proactive about achieving it. Going through life reacting to each event as it happens is likely to leave you feeling out of control. Sometimes this leads people to become fatalistic and throw up their hands. But proper planning and the willingness to learn new things can prevent this attitude.
Let’s say your goal is to own your own landscaping business in the next 10 years. Proactive steps that will give you the best chance of achieving it may include taking accounting and management classes, saving money to buy equipment and vehicles, conducting informational interviews with people who are already in the market, and working in the field to master the day-to-day workings of the business.
Outlining and executing the steps you need to become a landscaping business owner increases your chances of achieving the goal, but don’t forget to ask for help when you need it.
Getting guidance along the way
The truth is, no one has all of the answers nor all the skills it takes to go through life alone. Whether you’re running a business or trying to meet other goals like buying a house, it’s always good to ask for financial help from the experts. This is what we’re trained for and what we do every day. Our company provides financial consultants for individuals in every stage of life.
We can help you fine tune your personal 10 year plan or create an entirely new one. Make an appointment with one of our professionals today, and we’ll guide you through the steps to safeguarding your financial future.