I’m a big believer in having a life plan. It helps me in so many ways as I am navigating in life. It reminds me of what is most important. I have a life plan vision statement for every area of my life.
Isn’t a life plan the same as just setting life goals? Yes and no. Life planning for me helps me to create a balance in my life. When I first sat down to create a life plan, I used my current goals as a starter.
What I discovered shocked me:
- My career goals outnumbered all of my other goals by 2 to 1
- I was heading in a career direction that I was not extremely passionate about
As you can tell I had a big problem. I thought more goal setting in my career was going to get me to take more action. It was as if I had a self discipline and will power problem. The truth was that I was trying to force myself to get excited about a career that I wasn’t extremely passionate about.
Create a Life Plan Vision Statement for Every Area of Life
What do you do when you have drifted away from where you want to be? I sat down a created a Life Plan Vision Statement for every area of my life. Your categories might be different from mine, but here are the categories I started with:
- Self Development
Those are the big rocks that are important to me. If they are important to me then I will live my life reflecting those values every week. This list above must make it into my week at some level.
As I have previously mentioned I have a 30 minute morning success routine that I go through. I adopted the basic outline from a program called the Day Launcher System that I highly recommend. I have a daily success routine for many reasons, but one of the big ones is so that I can review my life plan vision statements for every area of my life. It only takes me two minutes but it is incredibly powerful to do.
In fact, I want to share with you the life plan vision statement that I wrote down for every area mentioned above. My hope is that it will encourage you to do the same in your life. Without it, we can drift in life and get way off course.
My Personal Vision Statements
Spiritual Vision Statement: To walk with God daily; listening to his voice; seeing where he is at work and joining Him; influencing others to draw near to Christ.
Self Development Vision Statement: To uncover and nurture my God-given unique abilities and ultimately use them to accomplish His purposes.
Family Vision Statement: To accumulate experiences and not just possessions with my family; to love my wife with my whole heart and cherish her like she deserves; to mentor my kids to a life of fulfillment in Jesus Christ and success in this world.
Career Vision Statement: To be excited every morning about the work that I do and spend the majority of my day on energizing work activities.
Financial Vision Statement: To live a life that is financially free in order to be a good steward for God and have the freedom to spend more time with my family.
Physical Vision Statement: To be a man that is filled with energy, passion, and physical vitality for all the years of my life.
Social Vision Statement: To enjoy the mutual accountability and company of friends and doing what I can to influence others without Christ.
There you have it. I read over these statements each morning and it helps me to connect with what is most important in my life. You can only sincerely read over these for a few days before it begins to influence how you act and think. To do otherwise is to be a hypocrite. Write down what it is that you want to become in every area of your life and begin to review them.
- How to Motivate Yourself – My Daily Success Routine (simplelifehabits.com)
- Is There a Vision for Your Life? (theworkathomewoman.com)
- Phillipians 4:13 Self Care (recoveredheart.wordpress.com)