Planning is the key to achieving personal growth and success in life. When you do not have a plan, is like sailing to a far destination with out a compass. Therefore, as we enter a new decade, what are your plans? As you make preparations to set goals, let them be for the next ten years and then put structures that will ensure you realize your set goals.
It does not matter if your colleague got his tenth degree or your friend finally bought his second car and it made you feel like you need to catch up. Even though your brother got married and signed a profitable settlement in case of a divorce, it does not mean you have to do the same. We all have different destinies, and remember that eventually you are the one who will live with the choices that you make.
When setting goals, make sure they are achievable and that you have the capability of realizing them. Write down your goals and give time lines of when you are required to achieve them. It has been proven that when you put something down in writing, you are more likely to accomplish it than just talking about it in the heat of the moment.
As I earlier mentioned, do not carry out something just because your peers are pursuing the same. To achieve success and thus personal growth you need to do what you love most. This will ignite passion within you to follow up until you succeed even when faced with challenges. Realize that your success is pegged on you and you alone.