A Look at Creating the Perfect 10-Year Plan

The point of a 10-Year Plan is that it puts into perspective what you need to do today to get to where you want to be in the next decade. It helps you focus on the little things you should start implementing, or remove completely, so that you achieve your long-term goals in a healthy, gradual way.

Where do You Want to be Financially?

Debt is by far the biggest obstacle to living your best life, and financial irresponsibility will keep you from living your dream life quicker than anything else will!

A good 10-Year Plan demands that you come up with a strategy for you to stay on top of your finances or get out of debt as quickly as you can. When you’ve written your goals down and can actually see what you’re saving for, it becomes easier not to fritter your bonus away and donate it properly instead! This doesn’t mean that you have to give up the occasional treat, it just means you have to start doing this more mindfully.

What are Your Health Goals?

Young people especially take their health for granted, but problems can accumulate more quickly than you may imagine. Weight-management and regular exercise are as important as regular visits to the doctor.

What Kinds of Relationships do You Want to be in?

Friends and family see you through good times and bad, and you need to surround yourself with honest people. Find and keep those who are kind to you, and encourage you, close, along with drinking buddies and work associates. You need people you can open up to, so invest in creating relationships that are based on love and respect and do the work necessary to keep these connections going.

It is Better to Give Than to Receive

In what area of your life are you living in abundance? It could be financial, or you could have a profusion of talent, good work connections, or free time. Find some way to consistently give it away.

Whether it’s regular, structured monetary donations to a cause you care about, volunteering to help people or animals in need, or mentoring someone who dreams of being in your field, there’s always something you can do.

Become Who You’ve Always Wanted to be

The ideal 10-Year Plan will see you investing in experiences that will help you change your perspective on the world. Defaulting into a life you didn’t want or plan is incredibly easy. Advertisers want us to live a certain way, our parents may have their own ambitions for us, and social networking creates the illusion of people doing far better than you with far less.

Start controlling the narrative by creating a detailed vision of where you want to be. Travel, if you’ve always wanted to. Commit yourself to a cause you truly believe in. Learn that new language you’ve always dreamed of understanding.

The next decade will pass before you know it, and doing a little groundwork now will not only help you spend that time well but see you revelling in the life you’ve created at the end of it!