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Why is Planning in Advance Important?

The best thing about being alive is that you get to choose the way that you want to live your life. Planning ahead is a way for you to create a storyline for the life that you want to live.

Every day is in preparation for the perfect moments of accomplishment that you set as the goals you want to achieve. With a solid plan, the decisions that you make will be goal-oriented. You will naturally develop instincts that lead you to reach your goals and execute your vision.

Planning ahead makes you more proactive rather than reactive. That means that you anticipate issues that may come your way and develop action plans to avoid the obstacles or to confront them head on.

With the new year ahead, you’ll want to plan ahead for your business and life. Planning ahead gives you the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest while being in full control of your finances, health, and your business. You get to live life now rather than someday, because every step you take has allowed you to be able to do this.

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein

Why Should You Plan and Prepare?

It reduces stress

You will thrive when you have a sense of purpose. You start to feel grounded when you have planned your day, week and month because you feel more in control of your day-to-day life.

When it comes to your finances, planning ahead will allow you to feel safe and be ready for things that will inevitably happen in your life.

Saves You Time and Money

Last minute decisions are costly. You wind up spending more money and lose a lot of time when you wait too long to make decisions about your financial growth, health, career, or business. This form of procrastination greatly impacts your mental health. By planning ahead you’ll be able to take advantage of time and money by getting things cheaper or being well prepared for a change in your business or life.

You Get to be Present in Your Life

When you plan ahead, you won’t have to worry about what will happen tomorrow or next week. You’ll be in charge of your own time and that means you’ll be able to spend more time in the moment. A good plan can help you to be grateful for your life as it is now. Your struggles will become a part of your journey rather than anchors because you are focused on growth. You know exactly where you are headed so you will be more aware of the present. You can actively link the present to the future you are going to have instead of worrying about it.

You are Responsible and Reliable

When you create a good plan for your life and business, you can focus on the things that immediately need your attention while delegating everything else. You will be able to manage your time better and actually remember to make it to your meetings, family events, and meet financial obligations.

Prepare for the Unexpected

Plan ahead for unexpected events by saving money, taking the time off to rest, and including a clause in your contract for the unexpected. You will feel safer and more assured. Some things you never plan for but should be prepared for include; car repair, taxes, health issues, investment opportunities, and travel.

Be more Productive

I know this can seem strange, but planning ahead will make you more productive. When you have a clear action plan, it will allow you to get more done in less time.

Give Yourself Time to Grow

You didn’t get into business, career, or life to stay stuck doing the same thing every day. If you want to grow your business, finances, or yourself you’ll need time to plan for growth. Whether that means growing with a family, a team to support you, or taking on new and exciting challenges or projects.

How to Plan Ahead:

Firstly, you have to know what you want to achieve and prepare for. Be as specific as possible and include realistic timelines with milestones along the way.

Many people do vision boards as a way to outline their life goals, plans and dreams. This is very helpful, especially when you set timelines and close in on, meet, or surpass your goals.

Secondly, you have to know where and when you may need to take actions.

A little planning can go a long way! If you prepare for the challenges ahead then you won’t feel like you’re running around to catch up or fix something!

Sir Edmund Hillary said that good planning was living the experience in advance. This means that you are planning your experiences in advance while taking into account that life can be unexpected and making plans for the possibilities. Possibilities can be both good and bad so it’s important to be ready for anything.

“A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” – Confucius

Don't hesitate to contact us for help planning ahead especially with wellness and care plans!


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