Posted at September 28, 2021 by Graviela Christie

As we live, we have many plans that we want to achieve. Plans are certainly not about the present, but for the future. Making a plan, of course, requires some consideration and preparation. Here are some things to keep in mind when making a plan based on research results from several articles.

Set your goal

Know the things you want to achieve. Goals are something long-term that require planning, time, and patience to achieve them. Therefore, identify the goals you want to achieve. For example, wanting to own a house in the next few years, a position in work that you want to achieve in the future, and so on. You can use the SMART method (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timebound) to make it easier for you to determine your goals.

Make sure it is realistic

In making a plan, it must be ensured that the plan is realistic or achievable. The plan must be in accordance with our abilities, so that they can be realized over time. For example, you have to make sure that you have the foundation or experience of being in HRD if you want to work in that position. Another thing to take note of is that you have to believe that your plan will work.

List of actions

Look at where you are now and what you want to achieve in the future. List some of the actions you can take to achieve your plan. You can also look for other alternatives to the actions that you have arranged. Analyze the pros and cons and determine the best ways to achieve your plan.

Make a commitment

Make sure you have a strong commitment in achieving your plan. Focus on what you want to achieve by completing what needs to be done one by one. You can ask for help from people around you to stay focused. Besides that, you can also give yourself a small reward when you finish completing a stage to keep yourself motivated.

Stay flexible

Plans don't always go as planned. This is because the circumstances and the environment around you are always changing. Therefore, do not rely too much on the path that you have set. Every now and then, evaluate what you have done and change some things from your plan according to the conditions and circumstances.

Those are some things we should know and pay attention to when making plans. Sometimes what we expect does not match reality. However, whatever the circumstances, as long as we try and continue to evaluate ourselves, the plans we make will certainly be achieved over time. Keep the spirit in making your plans!



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