Planning It

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‘A goal without a plan is just a wish.’
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Whether you want to change your life, or simply want to structure your day, you need a plan. Making a plan can seem daunting but with thought and a little creativity, you can lay out a plan and start achieving your goal.

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Goals you really want to achieve (not the ones you think you should have.) For example, ‘publish the book’ that you are writing. Begin by giving yourself a date to complete the goal by; ‘Send book manuscript to 30 publishers by March 2016′.

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Be honest with yourself and really take a look at your present situation, ‘you are not totally sure you like the first half‘ .Your goal is to publish a book and have the manuscript sent out to publishers by March 2016. Right now, you have half of the manuscript written, and you are not totally sure about the the first half.

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What steps are you going to have to take to be able to achieve your goal? Assess the steps you will need to go through and write these steps down: From now until March 2016 you will need to:
Re-read the first half of your book.

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Finish writing your book.

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Rework aspects of the book you do not like.

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Edit for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.

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Get several critical friends to read your book and give you feedback.

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Research publishers that you think would consider your book for publication.

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Send your manuscript out.

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As you complete a goal, tick it off your plan so you can see your progress.

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Remember that planning is just the work that turns chaos into order. The plan is the starting point.

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Which goal can you make a plan for today?

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“You have had a dream for so many years. Let today be the day you make a plan for it. Just think about how much more likely you are to hit your target when you finally aim at it.”
Steve Maraboli

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