#031: Why 25-Year Plans are Worthless and How to Design Your Life Without One [P
January 26, 2014•25 min
Most of us are really bad at estimating time and planning for the future. In today's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I reveal why long-term plans don't work and how to prepare today for a future you can't predict. Photo Credit: Jeff Sanders Speaking of long-term plans . . . this picture of me is the product of an idea I had a year ago based on a goal to build a film/photography studio in my house. Mission accomplished. Listen to Episode #031 Tip of the Week For this week's tip I share what it means to live a bold life and stay true to yourself in the process. Interview with August Turak [Episode #27 of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast] Featured Content In this episode, I share 7 strategies for how you can effectively plan your life: Why 25-year plans are doomed for failure. How to eliminate long-term planning without ditching ambitious goals. How to visualize what you do with 7 effective life planning strategies. Developing the skills today that you will certainly need tomorrow. Living with a sense of urgency. Focusing on what success really means: progress towards worthy ideals. Implementing a new 12-week focus for goal achievement. Resources Mentioned in the Show The Journey May Be Unpredictable, But You Can Do Something Now [blog post] Getting Things Done [book by David Allen] Graduated and Clueless [my book] John Goddard [the world's greatest goal achiever] Kayaks Down the Nile [book by John Goddard] The Survivor [book by John Goddard] Your Bucket List is Screaming Your Name [blog post] My Skydiving Video [blog post] 7 Life Planning Strategies That Really Work [blog post] Sean Stephenson [website] When Life Works List Video [by Sean Stephenson] Earl Nightingale and The Strangest Secret [blog post] The 12-Week Year [book by Brian Moran] Announcements If you have not yet joined The 5 am Club, you can easily do so today for free. When you join the club you will get a free copy of The 5 AM Miracle eBook, which shows you exactly how to wake up each morning with vigor and make enormous progress on your biggest goals. To join The 5 AM Club AND jump-start your morning, visit 5amMiracle.com. For my next podcast episode I will be sharing why a 25-year plan is useless and how you can prepare for your unknown future. Subscribe to the Show To make sure you don't miss a single episode of the podcast, I encourage you to subscribe in iTunes. iTunes iHeartRadio Stitcher Spreaker RSS Leave a Voice Message If you have a question or comment that you would like me to address on the podcast itself, I highly encourage you to send me a voice message, which I will play on the show. You can also email me your questions and comments. Download the Script Here you have access to the script that I use to record each episode. This is not a complete word-for-word transcript, though it does provide you with a detailed account of what I do to produce every episode of this podcast. Download the script. Your Feedback If you enjoyed the show, please rate my podcast in iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out. Thanks a bunch!