For the past few weeks, my staff and I have been planning for the upcoming school year, which for us begins at the end of September. It's tedious work and we want to get it right, since our plans effect well over a thousand people. In the end, some hard work now will greatly improve our chances at having another wonderful year.
If you've been following my blog for awhile, I think you've also picked up on this theme of planning. If you want to be successful, you must have a great plan. Not necessarily a perfect one, but rather one that reflects long-term goals and at the same time can be quickly adapted to meet current circumstances. What a challenge.
Do you think that's why 49% of adults in the US could not cover even one month's expenses if they were to miss a paycheck? Yes, getting our lives back in order after, what for most of us has been a disastrous couple of years, is going to be tough. As I'm trying to work on this myself, I see all kinds of sacrifices coming. But I have no doubt that good planning now will greatly improve my quality of life in the future.
As the sign above reminds us, we also have to plan for the unexpected. How about you? Are you working on a game-plan for your future? Just yesterday, Congress started floating the idea that they may raise the retirement age to 70. I guess we should have guessed that one was coming.
Well, to sum all this up, I'm hoping that you're starting to develop plans for your future. This isn't only about saving up money. It's also not just about getting ourselves in shape physically. How about your spiritual future? When it's all said and done, isn't that the most important future we've got? If we're trusting our stockbroker or trainer more than God, we've got a big problem.
For you procrastinators, stop worrying about it. Worrying isn't going to resolve the situation. Instead, when you wake up tomorrow, remember it's a new day. You can start fresh, and do the best you can.
Our futures will be very bright if we get our priorities straight, and we begin working on getting our lives back on track. If we can do that, then our transformations, body, mind and spirit, will be secure.