NLP Plan | Why Plan?
Video of Michael introducing the importance of an NLP Plan.
This is a changing, challenging and exciting world. To keep succeeding we need at least a simple NLP plan: some long term vision or direction to help us focus on what’s important, and save us from getting swept along with what others say is important.
We all have a limited amount of attention, time, and energy. Much of our success and fulfilment are a direct function on how wisely we invest these resources. If we’re using them randomly, it’s unlikely that we’re ever going to achieve anything like our full potential.
The benefits of an NLP plan
A good plan has two significant benefits :
- We’re likely to accomplish a lot more.
- We’ll feel our lives are in our own hands.
A surprisingly large number of people don’t plan – or at least, their plans are only limited to a narrow portion of their lives. I’ve found that a number of CEOs, for example, although they have plans for their companies, don’t ever think to plan their lives.
In this guide I’m suggesting that our business plan should fit into our life plan, not the other way round.
Plans succeed with commitment
We need a plan and structure together with the discipline to stick to it. This helps us avoid the distractions that would otherwise take us off course. We can always change our direction, but as part of a thought through process, not in a reactionary way.
The next section explores how we might self sabotage our planning without realising, and how we can guard against this happening.
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NLP Plan Section Index
1: Why plan? (This page)
2: Self sabotage
3: Plans A, B & Z
4: Success Quiz
5: Time, energy and focus
6: End goals, milestones and focus
8: Planning and review questions
9: Daily questions