"First comes thought;
then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans;
then transformation of those plans into reality.
The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."
Sometimes people wonder about how to do strategic planning. It isn't something magical. It involves following these steps to create the plan for your organization or for your life. First comes thought--the vision--what you imagine things could be like. Then you break down that vision into ideas and plans, then begin to take action steps to make those plans comes true. The beginning, though, is in your imagination. It is the vision, the passion, the idea that "I really WANT this." The magic is in the compelling vision, because that is what drives it all.
This week: Do you have a vision of something you'd like to have happen in your life or career? Is it compelling? Do you feel passionately about it? If not, play with it until you can experience those emotions that tell you it is a must have. If so, create a plan to make it happen. Then break that plan into smaller steps and take action. Do at least one small action today. And at least once a day, reconnect with that vision, that passion, that compelling future that emerged from your imagination. Stay connected to it because that is what will keep you moving forward toward achieving it.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert in helping people identify their vision, mission and life purpose. She specializes in helping people figure out HOW, to access their resources and to create the steps to easily achieve their goals. For more information, go to http://www.InnerResourceCenter.com.