It’s rare these days to do something that’s never been done before.
There’s been precedent set for nearly everything we’ve done or will do.
We can find examples of success in all areas of life.
Mentors, teachers, guides.
Even friends or acquaintances.
It’s not always practical to ask these people directly for help, though.
Especially those we don’t personally know, but only “know of”.
Through the internet, for example.
Fortunately, we’re not SOL when it comes to doing things we’ve never done before.
There are countless resources out there to help us move toward any goal.
Plans to help us keep our efforts focused in the right direction.
A little bit of Googling, maybe asking around some Facebook groups, and we can usually find some guidance.
Finding a plan, though, isn’t the hard part.
The hard part is actually putting whatever plan we’ve found into practice.
We read the article.
We download the guide.
We watch the video.
We buy the book.
We join the program.
Then we find every excuse possible not to just follow the plan.
Following a proven plan sounds boring.
It often calls for swallowing pride.
Yet it has its advantages over “figuring it out”.
Less decision fatigue.
More confidence in your efforts.
A baseline upon which to improve.
Perhaps most importantly, you are free to focus on action.
Action is where most of us fall short.
Often, avoiding action is precisely why we spend so much time planning.
Because we’re afraid of action.
Of asking for help.
No plan will be perfect.
You’ll still be challenged.
Still called to shine your own light.
Required to rise the occasion.
You’re still the one doing the work.
There’s no medal for making things harder on yourself.
You are worthy of the best life.
In what areas of that life might you need a plan?
What’s keeping you from finding it and implementing it?
You’ve got this.