Is it too late to start planning for 2024?

Is it too late to start planning for 2024?

We are already in Q2 of 2024 and I’ve found myself hitting the ground running, but not in the most productive ways. Planning went out the door as the year started off with a bang.

I know the strategies, I know what helps me thrive but life carried on and I went with it and now find that not having those structures in place is holding me back. It’s time to take a step back and possibly restart, or at least give the rest of 2024 the attention it deserves. 

The short answer is no, it is not too late. Here is what I will be doing:

  1. Set a goal
  2. Make a vision board
  3. Create a running to do list

Set a goal

This can be a big or small goal. I like to create a goal for each avenue of my life so I have something to work towards and I can then break up that goal into manageable tasks and create the actions needed to achieve that goal. I do this for my career, for my family, for my marriage and a personal growth goal. It always makes me think of Desmond Tutu once wisely saying “there is only one way to eat an elephant: a bite at a time”. The goal as a whole might seem far and daunting but if we take one step closer each day by doing one action, we are closer to reaching that goal than we were yesterday. 

Make a vision board

I’m sure you have heard the word manifestation floating around on socials or even the law of attraction. I could talk about this for ages but the just of it is that what you focus on and what you put your attention on is what we draw into our lives. This can be both positive and negative. I have found that creating a vision board which lines up with my goal helps focus my mind and visualise what I want. It seems so simple but it has worked incredibly well. Creating a vision board does take some planning to, check this post by Key Mckay:

Key McKay: Crafting Your Future: A Guide to Creating 2024 Vision Board

Create a running to do list

I love being able to tick a task done off a list but this is not the only reason I do this. Creating my list also helps me to have what I need to do written down and not floating around in my head out of order and causing noise. I easily fall into a trap of overthinking or not prioritising if my tasks are not written down. This list will also help to visualise the steps that need to be taken in order to move forward. Its a massive motivator to be able to see what you have accomplished as you tick on thing of at a time. This can be your visual representation of the bits of elephant you are eating at at time. 

It’s never too late to start. Planning really is key. Doing one simple task each day moves you one step closer to the goal and the life you want. Collectively those single steps make up giant strides.

Do you have any other tips and tricks? Let me know. 

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