Most people float through life without ever making a plan for themselves. They’ll make a plan for anything else, but in life when it comes to the route they take people always seem to neglect it. Today Donna Palm returns to give more insight to what exactly a ‘Blueprint’ for your dreams is.
Where to Start with Making a Blueprint
The first step towards creating an effective plan is to start where you are now. Get a good idea of what assets you currently have and where you stand in life at the moment. After doing that, Donna claims the next step should be to write down your goals, no matter how crazy or insane they may seem. Writing down your goals is one of the easiest ways to make a plan and act on it. If you want it, you should get up and go for it. Donna uses the words, “plan and accomplish,” because just believing doesn’t get the job done, you need to do something about it. David chimes in with, “You don’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket.”
Blueprints Must Be Adaptable
Just because you have a blueprint doesn’t mean it’s set in stone. Life is unpredictable, and nothing goes as planned one-hundred percent of the time. Keeping your plan resilient means, you’ll be able to adapt if something happens unexpectedly. That being said, blueprints aren’t only for individuals and those who are looking to change their lives. Even businesses and successful people can step back and make a plan as a guide to follow. A business without a blueprint or guide is one set up for failure.
What Does ‘Dream Bigger’ Mean
In life, anything can happen, so you should never be content. The majority of people have lost hope in their daily lives and settle for the mundane. These people live paycheck to paycheck only barely getting by because it’s the easy way out. ‘Dream Bigger’ mostly means not to accept the life you currently have and to never settle just because you think there’s nothing that could happen to you that’s better than where you’re at now. If a divorced single mom with two babies, in the middle of moving to an entirely different state with nothing can turn her life completely around, then so can you. Donna claims that her rise from being homeless to successful was because she dreamt bigger.
Risk Is Necessary
People often think the best time to take risks is when you’re at a younger age — without a family and fewer responsibilities — so it can be scary for people who are older, have a family, bills, and don’t want to put things like retirement on the line. Because of this, many think past a certain age it’s too late to take any form of risk. To counter this state of thought, Donna makes the hard-hitting point that at the end of the day you have two choices: Would you rather take the risk, or be lying on your deathbed thinking about everything you’ve missed out on that could have been. If you’re still opposed to risk, doing tasks in small, calculated steps can help minimize it.
You can learn more about Donna Palm here: http://www.donnapalm.com/