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My Favorite Quote Which Changed My Life (and Can Change Yours, too)

Every now and then you read something, view something, or hear something that resonates in such a way that it prompts change.

You don’t know why exactly, or even that it is happening, but in time you realize what’s happened and you can pinpoint the exact moment it started.

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about this, but it is the first time I have something which could be “the” moment for you. It might be, it might not be, but I think it’s worth finding out.

 If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

―Jim Rohn

This quote hit me.

Not in the gut. Somewhere deeper. Spiritually, intellectually and emotionally.

Someone’s always telling us what we should do, how we should do it, and in their view, why we should do it. The problem is, when we follow someone else’s plan, we tend to feel lost and internally bewildered, and eventually, if I’m going to be honest here, resentful.

Why? Because we all have our own passions and dreams.

You want to be and do something that matches your internal desire.

Maybe it’s becoming a writer. Maybe it’s piloting jets. Maybe it’s adventuring like Indiana Jones.

I don’t know what, but it’s something YOU want and not part of someone else’s plan. It’s your plan, even if you’re not 100% sure of what that plan really is – yet.

If I were to impart any advice on anyone – and mind you, I’ve been wrong before – it’s: find out what you want and live life the way you want to live it, doing what you feel passionate about.

Life’s too short for anything else.

If you let someone else plan your life, you may come to realize late (like I did) that what they have planned for you isn’t much.

Maybe you need some help figuring it out. This is normal and the #1 reason we tend to listen and follow someone else’s plan.

Having help figuring something out isn’t the same as having someone else lead you where you don’t want to go, doing what you don’t want to do, living the life you don’t want to live, driving the car you don’t want to drive and working the job you never wanted to work.

No. Having some guidance is helpful. But your decisions about what you do with that guidance is what is important, not what someone else tells you to do with it.

So, what’s your life plan? Do you have one? Are you just going through the motions day by day, making it up as you go along, or do you have real dreams with goals which will lead to tangible outcomes?

Are you getting where you want to go?

Let’s find out. Take a couple moments to take this life assessment survey. I took it the other day and it helped me reassess and get back on track where I want to be.

The tool is free and is made up of specific questions to help you evaluate where you are, so you can discover where you want to go and how to get there.

The truth is, most people don’t go through this process because they’re following someone else’s plan. Maybe it’s time to follow your own. Or, maybe you already are and like me, need to assess where you are and how to get back on track.

Whether you use the tool and take the survey questions or not (I think you will), whatever you do, don’t fall into the trap of living someone else’s dream and following someone else’s plan.

You. Deserve. Better.

I leave you with one more of Jim’s quotes:

Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.

―Jim Rohn

Enjoy your day! Remember, to take the Life Assessment Survey. Click here to take it.

Let’s not spend another day without knowing where we’re going and how we’re going to get there.

Write on!

About Bryan Hutchinson

I’m a positive writer and when that doesn’t work, I eat chocolate. I help fellow writers overcome doubt and thrive! In my free time, I love visiting castles with my wife, Joan. Join me on Twitter and Facebook.

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