To know what I want my life to consist of is great, but yet again it is not enough. I need to break it down even further than I already have. Last week I determined I will have a short-term and a long-term goal. Now it’s time to turn each goal into a plan.
For me, the best way to turn a goal into a plan is writing the plan out in dots. Somehow I find great satisfaction in being able to cross something off. I could use a check mark “✔️” but then it doesn’t feel accomplished enough. Anyways to have a dotted plan I need to actually make it, meaning I have to find out which steps I have to concretely undertake to accomplish my goal.
Since working backwards worked so well when making my word web, I thought I’d do it again. Only difference is I’m not making a wordweb but a list, a plan. Since my life is organised chaos I decided to take a blank piece of paper and start writing. I wrote in the middle of the paper the main goal, and around it started writing everything that came to mind that I have to do in order to accomplish my goal. When I was about done, I took the big to-do items and broke them further down to the smallest possible task.
Once I had all tasks on paper all that was left the to do is to organise them. In theory it seems logic to put them in chronological order. But if it’s one thing I learned on this journey it’s that what in theory seems perfectly logic doesn’t make perfect sense in reality. Naturally organising them to form a logical list proved to be a bit of a challenge. In the end I think I’ve succeeded in making a logical plan but I do know I that I will adjust as I start working out my plan.
It’s like building a house, brick by brick from paper to reality.