Psalms 90:12 "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Day two of the Building Champions Experience was about intentional and proactive living. Coaches James Allison and Daniel Harkavy spent the morning walking us through the process of identifying the key areas and relationships in our life (accounts) and how to outline a vision, a purpose, and disciplines that will lead to increased net worth in each of those accounts. We spent the next four hours in a code of silence scattered around the Sunriver Resort property working on writing or reviewing our own Life Plans. Here are my takeaways from today's session.
1. Life Planning is DIFFICULT. The process of life planning takes time, requires you to do some heavy and deep thinking, and asks you to go to "places" you may or may not want to go because of past experiences. It also requires you to be very specific and leave the world of generalities.
2. Life Planning takes COURAGE. Many people never do a life plan because they are afraid of what they will find. It takes courage to do a real assessment of the health of the key areas of your life and the relationships that are important to you. Abiding somewhere in the middle of living a mediocre life and one of purpose can be comfortable and unthreatening. Having the courage passionately pursue a vision of a purposeful life takes grit.
3. Life Planning is POWERFUL. Proactive and intentional living affects more than just you. It impacts the lives of those all around you. When you are purposeful in your life, you are more present and engaged in all aspects of your relationships and priorities. Life planning is powerful because you get to focus on YOUR priorities and not someone else's.
4. Life Planning is MEANINGLESS WITHOUT FOLLOW THROUGH and ACCOUNTABILITY. Your life plan requires you to be more than just a dreamer, you become a planner and implementor. You must hold yourself accountable to the your plan. If you can't do that yourself, no one else will be able to. Dream it, Write it down, Share it, and Implement it.
What if you could have more meaningful relationships with your family and friends? What if you could stack the odds in your favor to have people remember your life the way you want them to?
If that sounds appealing, I highly encourage you to consider completing your Life Plan. If you would like a copy of the Building Champions Life Planning Tool let me know.
Make it a great day!