“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much!” Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn is a favourite of mine. I have listened to him since the days of audio tapes. He was one who was mentored from a young age and he followed the advice given to him. Needless to say one piece of advice was to design his own life. The other option is to live life by default where we just go through the motions of living the life someone else has encouraged us to live, even though that life doesn’t feel good deep inside us. This relates back to my message last week about listening to the voice inside us that speaks to us all the time. So often though we don’t listen.
I have just been to Nelson for the weekend to attend the Evolve Festival. A long way to go, but I was drawn to make the decision and book airline flights some months ago. As we arrived I had this question from my practical mind, “Why have we come all this way for this?” As it turned out a couple of things happened that made it clear and not at all as I was thinking at all. I’ve been brought up in a world of clinical reasoning and still find it difficult to let go of that and just go where my body tells me. Sometimes this is where the plan is laid down, other times it looks like a zig zag trajectory. Ultimately though it is where my heart is planning not an outside source, who doesn’t necessarily have my best interest at heart.
Enjoy planning your own life!