Today’s Faithful Friday piggybacks on my post from yesterday, How to Find Your Authentic Self: Creating a Vision Board. Vision boards are used to help focus your attention of what your ultimate goals are and help you achieve them. By having a vision board in front of you, you have created a concrete, in your face, pathway to your dreams. The images and quotes on the board are meant to inspire and empower you. It is the road map for your life.
And that is where today’s Faithful Friday quote comes in. It is from a master in personal development, Jim Rohn. What Rohn said in this quote is exactly right. If you do not plan your life, others will plan it for you, based on what THEY feel it should look like.
Think of these statements and how a few simple sentences can drastically shape your life and destiny.
- You need to stay in your job. You have insurance. What on earth would you do if something happened?
- That’s just foolish. You’d never be able to accomplish that.
- What makes you so special?
- No one in our family ever went to college.
- You’ll never get out of this town.
So, do you get the picture now? How can those words impact someone’s destiny? Very easily. The person who was the recipient of those words probably, deep down, was feeling compelled to go for his/her dreams. The person may not have even agreed with those words. Without a plan, those words will take root. The next thing you know, you are years down the road in a place or situation you never intended, and maybe you don’t even recognize yourself anymore.
Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take.
You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.
Alfred A. Montapert
Today’s Faithful Friday is a reminder to you. Don’t wait to create a plan for YOUR life. Find those things that inspire you and start planning. If you don’t, more than likely, you will one day come to the place where you don’t want to be. In a life filled with regret.
Design your life.
Do it now.