or Our Plan
We hope this section of the magazine
shall serve as a light unto your path! It is often in life
that we find ourselves coming to another 'Y' in the road.
There is that one defining moment when we must decide which
path we are going to chose. Should we go to the left; or
should we travel the path to the right. Trust your
instincts!!! We have been living this journey long enough to
recognize the signs along the way. If you happen to come to
a 'Y' in the road and one road appears to have more bumps
and sink holes, try the other road! If you have been told by
someone who has driven that same journey that one road is
more treacherous than the other, let us not be thrill
seekers and think that we can avoid the same holes into
which someone else has fallen. Have you ever started out on
a road trip and after traveling for quite some time,
daylight fades and we think that we are lost because we have
lost the light! It could just be as simple as getting off
the road at the next exit, checking into a hotel to get some
rest. "Rest If You Must; Just Don’t Quit"! If you feel that
you have driven your life off course, stop, take a pause and
get back to the journey that is before you.
Whatever the journey you
want to accomplish in life, we must start every journey with
the end in mind. What do you want to accomplish in life?
What will it take to accomplish your goals? What is the time
frame necessary to achieve the end result?
These are all necessary
questions that must be answered if you desire to have your
path revealed. To shine the spotlight on your path to
success, we have decided to request that every reader
develop and write a 7-year plan for your life. If you do not
have a plan, life will develop a plan for you! It is certain
that you will be more comfortable and eventually more
successful following a plan that is familiar to you by your
own drafting, rather than following a plan that life has
designed for you.
“Begin with developing a
plan by putting your thoughts in writing; this will aide in
achieving balance, organization and clarity”.
1) career and family;
2) health and wellness;
3) professional promotion and increased income;
4) management of investments and savings;
5) charitable giving;
6) community activism;
7) social service.
These seven areas should
provide a framework for you to light your path!
The inability to manage
balance of both. One thing that is important to us all is
the ability to balance career and family. We must use a
methodology that enhances our performance at work and our
relationships with our family and friends.
responsibilities can result in the source of great stress
for all involved. We must examine ourselves first and seek
to understand our own personalities and then make the
necessary changes to achieve balance. Once we have turned
the spotlight on ourselves, it is necessary to illuminate
the personalities of others, using a method of understanding
within both our working and of our personal relationships.
By achieving this balance in our careers and within our
personal relationships, we can turn our attention to our own
health and wellness. With the elimination of stress we can
begin to focus on those things that we enjoy that can
achieve significant results; such as, developing and
maintaining a schedule for weight training and cardio
training; structured classes such as yoga and meditation.
With this balance, we can also turn our attention to
increasing our income through enhanced performance at our
position of employment; seeking new positions of promotion
(internally or externally); or entrepreneurial development.
We would like to hear
from you to insure this column is dedicated to the questions
and answers of our readers; we wish to continue path
lighting for others. Let us continue to walk in the light