“Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.” Margaret Thatcher
An important aspect of life is knowing that you’ve got a direction that you’re heading in. It’s uncomfortable to go through life without knowing where you’re going or if there’s a purpose to what you’re doing. Many people go to work day in and day out without feeling any sense of purpose or success, just trying to make ends meet and get that all-important paycheck. When we stop looking towards our purpose and seeing the path we’re traveling we can get lost, frustrated and irritated. Even worse, we can spread that discontent to other people and distract them on their purposeful journey.
If you’re struggling with your life, feeling unsatisfied with where your path is taking you, the first thing you need to do is figure out what you’re not happy with. Then you have to figure out where you do want. From there you make a plan and put it into action. Sounds simple, right?
For most of us the plan won’t be stuff we can change overnight, but will have to be fulfilled step by step, day by day until we get there. Margaret Thatcher reminds us that:
“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”
The reason we need a plan and need to plan daily steps toward out goal is because without that plan it will be hard to keep your eyes on the goal and keep working to live your purpose. We have gotten used to the immediate results of the internet and fast food, yet our success and purpose isn’t something that can be achieved as quick as a Google search or Wendy’s burger. When we discipline ourselves to complete at least one thing each day that will bring us closer to fulfilling our plan and living our purpose we’ve got a much better chance of getting there.
If you’ve been feeling dissatisfied lately and thinking about making changes to your life, there is no better time than today. Make a plan, take action and start working towards your better life today.