Have you ever changed your mind? Of course you have – we all do. Why is that? Because things change. Circumstances change, things happen, we get new information, we receive more or less money that we had expected from a project and that causes us to change a decision.
If you’ve been reading this blog for very long, you know that I’m a big planner. I like to plan everything. I wasn’t always this way, I’ve developed the habit over the past 25 or so years, and it gets stronger all the time. Why is that?
The reason I like planning so much is because it gives me such a thrill. Why is that?
As someone who believes in living in the moment and listening to the call of source, and as someone who knows the power of listening to your instincts and that feeling of inspiration, I still whole-heartedly believe in planning. Here’s how I see it.
Planning is an exercise that makes me use my imagination. I use planning as a tool to pre-pave my future with my current intentions which makes me think about and utilize the resources I have at my disposal right now. In many cases, especially when planning a long-term goal, I know that there will be many intermediate steps along the way that I can in no way fill in right now while I’m planning.
However, the important concept to consider is, what am I doing in my now to make my dreams a reality in the future? Since my only power is in the now, if I don’t do something now toward accomplishing my goals, they will stay forever in my future.
A lot of people confuse planning with procrastination. You can’t allow a lack of planning to keep you from taking the next logical step, and vice versa. When you feel inspired to do something, do it. Don’t over-analyze it.
When you don’t feel inspired, just start planning your future reality and see if anything comes to mind. You might be surprised – and delighted!
Until next time,
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This post was written by Debra Moorhead, Motivation, Education, Inspiration on December 23, 2008