Planning is an important thing that plays a crucial role in our career. Proper planning leads us to the way of success. It provides us with a roadmap. We know that if we have a proper plan, we do things accordingly and achieve our targets on time. There is also a proper saying, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
By now we have understood what planning is, but for proper planning, we must have a visionary mindset. If we don’t have that mindset, our planning is good for nothing and we end up with no achievement. Our mindset can either make or ruin our careers. So, a positive and visionary mindset is what we need to get success. For a visionary mindset we must adopt the things which are elaborated below:-
1. Role model
A role model is a person who inspires us to do something great in our life. He or she is the person who we want to become like. It is not necessary to have a role model from celebrities, we can also have a role model from our near and dear people who are doing great in their careers.
Most of the time, when we see a famous personality who is our idol, we start doing the things like them, no matter what our goal is. If that person is a popular singer, we try to become a singer, and if he is an actor we try to become like that. This is how we keep on changing our goals and end up with nothing.
So the thing to note here is that we shouldn’t do what they do, but we should follow their work ethics because we have different goals and after copying their work ethics, we can achieve our goals.
2. Taking responsibility
Only a responsible person can get what he desires. Mostly, we notice that when a person cannot achieve something, he tries to blame others and finds a number of excuses which is why he couldn’t do that. But we should always remember that if a person cannot take responsibility for his failure, then he cannot do anything. So we should take responsibility for our failures or success. If we make any mistake, we shouldn’t blame others, instead, we should analyze the mistakes, improve them and move ahead to achieve our targets.
“It is only our dedication towards our passion that distinguishes a champion from the crowd.”
~ Abhijit Naskar
If we really want to achieve anything, we should have pure dedication towards our work. We should do our best to do things instead of finding excuses. We should put all our efforts into doing the thing.
There are some people who pretend that they are doing their work but when they don’t get results even after a long time then they blame their luck or people. But a person who is dedicated to his work definitely achieves the results no matter how much time it takes.
Remember, “There is a difference between being patient and wasting time.”
So, we should dedicate all our efforts wholeheartedly to accomplishing the goal.
On the way to achieving our goals, we face many problems. Most people get stuck in those problems and can’t get ahead. We shouldn’t forget that problems are opportunities.
There is also a famous saying, “Problems are like washing machines. They twist us, spin us and knock us around but in the end, we come out cleaner, brighter, and better than before.”
So, if we ever encounter any problem, we should find a solution to remove that and move ahead in life. We should have a problem-solving mind and know how to tackle problems.
“The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself. The more you learn, the more you earn.”
~ Warren Buffet
As the quote says itself, we should invest in our learning, in our knowledge. We see many people investing huge amounts in buying luxury stuff like watches, phones, branded clothes just to show off, but when it comes to buying any course that can change their life, they think a lot and even refuse to spend money. This is the major reason why they remain confused about their career and remain unemployed. Recent studies have also shown that the rate of unemployment has increased so far in recent years.
So we should invest in our learning then we can achieve our targets and earn as much as we want. We shouldn’t be afraid of investing in learning as an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
6. Think big
The way we think is the way we become. So we should always think big. The bigger the dreams we have, the more actions we will take to make that dream come true.
Suppose, if we have work to do then we put in that much effort so that we can finish it. So why can’t we do the same with big dreams?
If we think big, our mindset becomes like that and we take great actions to achieve that.
Even Lord Buddha says, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
So why don’t we think big?
Think about it!
7. Long term planning
This is the common question that is also asked in the interviews, “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” But most people do not have an answer to this question. Even after completing their university education they still keep on thinking about what to do next. They don’t have a proper plan for their career. This is how they end up with confusion and go for odd jobs. Most of them even stay unemployed.
So we all should have a long-term plan for our career, at least a five-year plan. We should set an ultimate goal and make the roadmap to reach that goal. If we have a proper plan we will take action on it clearly and achieve our goal.