Yesterday I pulled up my 5 year plan.
I only wrote it 1 year ago, and it is completely obsolete. So much has changed in the last year, I need to adjust things!
The same happened 2 years ago. I wrote a 5 year plan with awesome life goals, and had to make changes after only a short time had past.
Same thing happened the year before that.
Am I bad at planning? Am I failing at “designing my life”?
No. (Well, I don’t think so🤔)
A friend of mine recently said to me something interesting… He said that Lifestyle design is a constant process, like a circle. It’s never a straight line.
This got me thinking… For most of my past plans, I thought of them like a map I had to follow. With small contingencies and limited wiggle room.
Instead I should be thinking about constant adjustments. It’s OK that things change, because I change as a person constantly. (And in some years very rapidly)
Adjustments are part of the design process – a process that will never end. This is a good thing – not a bad thing. I can design my life however I want, even if it means refreshing my 5 year plan every day.
Wishing you all a happy and good morning!
Cheers! Joel 🙂