There are a lot of things that I don’t know that maybe I should, but there’s a reason for it. People tell me that they know how to do something, like rebuild a car, but I’m terrible at working on cars. People talk about the television shows that they enjoy, but I have never seen them. People talk about activities that they’ve done a million times, but I have never tried them, and I’m okay with that. I’ve also turned down great opportunities, because they didn’t quite fit into what I wanted to accomplish in life. Why? Because I stuck to the life plan I created for myself.
Sure, not everything has gone as planned, but the plan at the very least let me know what I wanted to accomplish in life, and if things didn’t fit into that plan, then I knew that it was okay to pass on those things. But more than not doing something that sounded good or fun, the main reason that I stuck to the plan is because of how valuable time is. As Tony Robbins said, “You’re already a financial trader. You might not think of it in just this way, but if you work for a living, you’re trading your time for money. Frankly, it’s just about the worst trade you can make. Why? You can always get more money, but you can’t get more time.”You can always get more money, but you can’t get more time. - Tony Robbins Click To Tweet
The problem is that so many people just don’t get this concept. Wasted time is wasted opportunity. Everything we do costs us precious time. This being said, with every action we must ask ourselves, “Is this worth spending time on?” In other words, will what you are doing right now, later today, next week, next month, later this year, get you to your goals? If so, then great! You’re headed in the right direction. But if not, what can you eliminate or delegate to free up time? That’s where having a detailed life plan comes in handy.
So, if you need more time, enough is enough; it’s time to create a life plan. Here are three action steps to planning out your very best life, starting right now: