The value of anything that you obtain or accomplish can be determined by how much of your time you spent on it. The amount of your efforts in achieving these goals that are rather important to you is a critical factor to consider, even before you begin. Only by discovering your inner strengths and developing and exploiting them to their highest degree you can utilise yourself to get the greatest amount of satisfaction and enjoyment from everything you do.
Strategic planning is an essential part of your success - no matter if it means private or professional. Your ability to create a clear and organised strategic plan will greatly contribute to your success in that field which you want to. It's virtually impossible to succeed greatly unless you have a clear picture about the purpose. Imagine that you are a pilot. You're sitting in a plane. You would like to go to a warmer place. Only waiting for a permission from a control tower. You have everything prepared, ready to start, but do you think that you will reach your destination? You won't flight if you don't know exactly where to go. They're teaching that in a pilot school but not in a school of life - "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."
Many people have a problem with what exactly is their goal, what they want to achieve, what they can change in their life. They would like to start successful journey, but they don't simply know which direction to go. If you want to get your own success think about it carefully. Analyse your current situation. Be true with yourself. Look from different perspectives on each area of your life.
In personal strategic planning, the first thing you want to think about is increasing your personal "return on energy". Your earning ability which is a function of your education, knowledge, experience and talents is your human capital. And the way you use it will largely determine the quality and quantity of your rewards, both material and psychological, both tangible and intangible. If you like being with people, organising meetings and events, enjoying entertainments - think how you can start to use your passions to turn them into your professional life somewhere down the road.
Here are four questions that you need to ask yourself:
The answers to those questions all are indications of how you might deploy yourself to increase your return on energy invested. As a result of your genetic structure, your education, your experiences, your background or interests, you're a unique and rare combination of talents and abilities. You can be extremely good at something. You're responsible for finding out what that something is and then throwing your whole heart into it.
Remember: Your goal based on your strengths is showing you the direction. Write down everything on the paper to have a clear picture of your future. Set small steps to achieve what you want. In my case to help people I had to make courses and certifications; to travel and work around the world I had to improve foreign languages and to build effective work environment I had to finish Human Resources Management and gain experience how to do it. All of those milestones I was reaching one by another in a long period of time because it's impossible to get everything what you want without an effort, time and engagement.
Whatever you're doing today, it's nowhere near what you're really capable of doing. The key to a happy and prosperous life is for you to regularly evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, to become very good in the specific areas above all you most enjoy, and then to throw your whole heart into what you're doing.